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					 Plant Life
Observation
  Journal
  Name: ____________________________

  Date: _____________________________

  Block: _____________________________
                                PAGE 1: The Life Cycle of a Plant

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1. Put the stages of a plant’s life cycle in the right orde r. Put a 1 by the first stage, a 2 by the second
stage, a 3 by the fourth stage, and a 4 by the last stage.

_____ reproduction (making seeds)
_____ germination (growing into a plant)
_____ death
_____ maturity (becoming a full- grown adult)

2. What is a seed?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

3. What is germination?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Draw a line to match each part of a seed to its definition.

1. This part of a seed protects the embryo from injury and                         EMBRYO
   also from drying out.                                                           ENDOSPERM
2. This is a temporary food supply.                                                COTYLEDONS
3. This is a tiny plant.                                                           SEED COAT
4. These are seed leaves.

5. What is the differe nce between a monocot seed and a dicot seed?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

6. An example of a monocot seed is a _________________________________________________________
and an example of a dicot seed is a ___________________________________________________________.

7. What is an annual?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
An example of an annual plant is a ___________________________________________________________.


8. What is a perennial?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
An example of a perennial plant is a __________________________________________________________.


9. What is a biennial?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
An example of a biennial plant is a ___________________________________________________________.
                                     PAGE 2: How Plants Grow

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1. What 3 things does a seed need to grow?
      a. ____________________
      b. ____________________
      c. ____________________

2-4. Label the parts of the plant.

                                               WORD BANK
               SEED           LEAF           FRUIT    FLOWER                ROOT           STEM




5. What are 2 things that a ROOT does for a plant?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

6. What are 2 things that a STEM does for a plant?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

7. What are 2 things that a LEAF does for a plant?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

8. What are 2 things that a FLOWER does for a plant?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

9. What is a FRUIT? (Besides something that we eat!)
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
                                    PAGE 3: How Plants Survive

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1-2. What 4 things does a plant need to survive?
a. ____________________            c. ____________________
b. ____________________            d. ____________________


3. The process by which plants make their own food is called ____________________________________.


4-5. What 5 things does a plant need to make its own food?
a. ____________________            c. ____________________                 e. ____________________
b. ____________________            d. ____________________


6. What is CHOROPHYLL?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

7. What does a plant get from the soil?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

8. What are the most important plant nutrients that they get from the soil?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

9. What PART OF THE PLANT collects the sunlight that is used for photosynthesis?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
                                  PAGE 4: How Plants Reproduce

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1. What PART OF A PLANT makes seeds?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

2. The male (boy) part of the flowe r is called the _______________________________________________
and the female (girl) part of the flowe r is called the _____________________________________________.

3-4. Label the parts of the flowe r.
                                      WORD BANK
       PISTIL         STAMEN   ANTHER    FILAMENT STIGMA   OVARY                                  STYLE
                          OVULE    PETAL     SEPAL    RECEPTACLE




       1.   ____________________             5.   ____________________             9. ____________________
       2.   ____________________             6.   ____________________             10. ___________________
       3.   ____________________             7.   ____________________             11. ___________________
       4.   ____________________             8.   ____________________

5. What is POLLINATION?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

6. What are 2 ways that plants get pollinated?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

7. Some plants don’t make flowe rs. What do they make INSTEAD OF SEEDS?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

8. What is a BULB? _______________________________________________________________________
An example of a plant that grows from a bulb is a ______________________________________________.

9. What is a TUBER? _____________________________________________________________________
An example of a plant that grows from a bulb is a ______________________________________________.
                                     PAGE 5: How Plants Differ

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1. What is an ADAPTATION?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Name 2 ways that a plant has adapted to live in a DESERT.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Name 2 ways that a plant has adapted to live in the WATER.
__________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________




4. Is this seed a monocot or a dicot? How do you know?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________




5. Does this plant have an herbaceous stem or a woody stem? How do you know?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________




6. Is this root a taproot or a fibrous root? How do you know?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

7-9. Use the What Tree Is It? website to help you ans wer the following questions. Find what tree each of
the leaves come from. Write the name of the tree next to each picture.




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                                    PAGE 6: How Plants & Animals Interact

Directions: Your job is to look at, read, and complete the activities at each of the websites on the Plant Power
Web Quest. Then, use the information that you learn to answer the questions on this page. Remember to be
neat and complete.

1. Why are plants always at the bottom of the food chain?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

2. What would happen to animals if all the plants in the world died?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

3-5. Name 5 ways that plants help the environment or humans.
      a.__________________________________________________________________________________
      b.__________________________________________________________________________________
      c.__________________________________________________________________________________
      d.__________________________________________________________________________________
      e.__________________________________________________________________________________

6. How do bees help pollinate flowe rs?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________

7. How do birds help pollinate flowe rs?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

8. What are 2 ways that animals help disperse (or spread) seeds?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

8. Why are orangutans and pandas endangered animals?
__________________________________________________________________________________________
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          **Pictures were taken from several educational websites. See the credits section of the Plant Power Web Quest for a list of websites. **