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Science 6th Grade Chapter 2 Plants

Silver Burdett and Ginn pages 60-89
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root hair
a threadlike structure that grows from the surface of a root
xylem
a kind of tissue made of tubes that carry water and minerals upward a plant
phloem
a kind of tissue made of tubes that carry food through a plant
stomates/stomata
small openings usually found on the bottom surface of leaves
photosynthesis
the process by which plants make food/energy
chloroplast
a green structure in plant cells where food is made
chlorophyll
a green pigment the absorbs energy from sunlight
respiration
a process in living things in which oxygen combines with food, releasing energy
stamen
the male reproductive part of a flower
sperm
the male reproductive cell
pistil
the female reproductive part of a flower
ovary
the large base of the pistil
ovule
a body that contains a female reproductive call, called an egg cell
pollination
the process by which pollen grains move from a stamen to a pistil
fertilization
the joining of a sperm and an egg cell
anther
the part of the stamen that contains pollen
stigma
The sticky part of a pistil, which traps pollen grains.
pollen tube
a tube connecting the stigma to the ovary
nectar
a sweet liquid that many kinds of flowers produce
pollen
a fine powder that contains the male reproductive cell