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Growth and Life Cycles
Vocabulary
 Fruit – part of the plant that holds the seed
 Seed – part of the plant that holds the immature plant. Part of
    reproduction
   Adapt – the change of a living creature that helps its survival
   Reproduction – the creation of immature life to repopulate the
    species
   Life cycle – the stages a life form goes through from birth to
    adulthood.
   Species – a group of the same living thing
   Population – a group of the same living thing inhabiting a specific
    area
   Sprouting – when the immature plant begins to come out of the
    seed – also known as germination
Vocabulary
 Germination – the act of an immature plant leaving the seed
 Seedling – a young tree or plant
 Leaf – part of the plant that is responsible for energy production in the
    form of photosynthesis
   Growth – a life form’s change from birth to adulthood
   Root – part of the plant that absorbs water and nutrients from the soil
   Stem – part of the plant that supports the leaves. Also the part that
    transports water and nutrients from the roots to other parts of the
    plants
   Adult – a fully grown species
   Flower – part of the plant responsible for reproduction
   Pollination – when a plant is fertalized by the transfer of pollen from
    one plant to another. Usually by a bee or other small insect or bird.
    Pollination can also occur by wind and water.
Vocabulary
 Pollen – yellow substance that fertilizes flowers
 Pistil – female part of the flower
 Stamen – male part of the flower
 Anther – part of the male flower that holds the pollen
 Filament – thin stem on the male flower that holds the anther
  up
 Stigma – the sticky part of the female flower that collects the
  pollen
 Style – wide tube that the pollen flow through
 Ovary – where the seeds are kept

				
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