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Lesson 4: Photosynthesis (Structure & Function)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Structure & Function Unit
Terms in this set (22)
A pigment producing red, purple or blue color in flowers.
An organism capable of synthesizing its own food using light or chemical energy.
A green pigment that traps energy from the Sun.
Trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves.
The part of the experiment that does not receive the variable and is used for comparison.
Trees or shrubs that shed their broad leaves annually.
An organism that breaks down once-living material, such as dead plants or animals.
Usable power, usually kept in chemical bonds, that can be released to do work.
One or many layers of cells that form the protective outer covering of plants and animals.
A simple sugar that is used for energy.
Specialized leaf cell that works in pairs to control the opening and closing of the stomata in a plant.
An organism that obtains energy from taking in food, like plant or animal matter.
A physical substance that occupies space and possesses mass.
A tissue of plant dermis containing chloroplasts.
An organism that eats both plants and animals.
A tissue in the vascular system of plants responsible for moving sugar from the leaves to other parts of the plant.
The process by which chlorophyll-containing cells use energy from the Sun to combine water and carbon dioxide to produce glucose and to release oxygen as a by-product.
Stoma (pl. stomata)
The opening in the surface of a leaf through which water vapor and gases pass.
To create something, usually through chemical means.
The process of taking in water through roots and carrying it to the leaves where it is released as water vapor.
The position an organism occupies in a food chain.
A tissue in the vascular system of plants responsible for moving water and minerals.
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