Houghton Mifflin Science grade 5 chapter 2

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Chloroplast
plant organelles inside which photosynthesis takes place
Chlorophyll
the green pigment in leaves that collects energy from sunlight
phloem
specialized tissue within roots, stems, and leaves that moves materials
xylem
specialized plant tissues that move materials
Nonvascular plant
a simple plant that lacks true leaves, stems, and roots
photosynthesis
the process by which plants use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars and oxygen
Stomata
small openings through which gases move in and out of leaves
Vascular Plant
a plant with specialized tissues and organs for transporting materials
transpiration
evaporation through the leaves of a plant
leaves
The main photosynthetic organs of vascular plants.
houseplants
add oxygen to the air and help process carbon dioxide
Oxygen
A plant waste that animals breathe
Carbon Dioxide
Gas that is exhaled by humans and animals that plants need for photosynthesis

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