S: Plant project
FC: The Amazing World of Plants
1: Maheen Chranya Science 7ECP-2 May 9, 2012
2: This picture, which was taken on May 8, 2012 in a backyard, is a gametophyte. It is a gametophyte because the gametophyte generation produces flowers, which contain gametes which contain male and female sex cells.
4: This is a picture of Moss that was taken on May 8, 2012 in a backyard. It is a sporophyte because it has a capsule containing spores, which can be seen in a capsule at the ends.
6: This is a picture of a vascular plant called horsetail. This picture of the green plant was taken on May 8, 2012 in a backyard. It is vascular because it has a system of transporting water and essential nutrients like food. Also, it can grow quite tall.
8: This a picture of a non-vascular plant called moss which grows in a shady area in a backyard. I took this picture on May 8, in my backyard. Moss does not have a system of tubes to export nutrients and water, so it is low-growing and it grows in shady areas rather than dry because it is non-vascular.
10: This is a seedless plant, fern. It does not grow from a seed but rather it is a sporophyte. I took this picture in a dark shady area of Home Depot on May 13, 2012.
12: This is an everyday necessity that comes from plants. This cotton ball comes from the plant cotton and it can be used for a variety of things.
14: This is a picture of an asparagus plant, which is a vegetable. Asparagus is a seed plant because it grows out of a seed. This was taken on May 13, 2012 at the Home Depot.
16: This is another seed plant, a tree called the Dwarf Alberta Spruce. The picture was taken at Home Depot on May 13, 2012.
18: This a dandelion, whose seeds are dispersed by wind. That is how it 'pollinates'. This was taken in a backyard on May 7, 2012.
20: This is an apple tree. An apple tree's seeds are dispersed by animals when the fruit part eaten and the seeds are discarded so that it can reproduce and the seeds can grow into more plants. I took this at Home Depot on May 13, 2012. *Apples have not grown yet
22: This a picture of a trees annual rings, taken in a front yard on May 13, 2012. Annual rings show how many years a tree has been alive. This particular tree must have been alive for several years before it was cut.
24: This is a picture of stomata. Stomata are the holes on the surface of leaves that are responsible for gas exchange. This picture was taken on May 13, 2012 at the Home Depot.
26: This is a leaf, where most of the chlorophyll is located. Chlorophyll is essential to photosynthesis and it gives the leaf its green color.
28: This is a pine tree, which is a gymnosperm. It is a gymnosperm because unlike a fruit, it does not have a fleshy protecting around its seeds, which are naked.
30: This flower is an angiosperm. Here you can see the anthers, the part of the plant that which produces sperm and filament. This picture was taken on May 13, 2012.
32: These are flower petal. Petal are what attract pollinators like birds and bees to come and drink their nectar so that fertilization may occur. This picture was taken on May 13, 2012.
34: This is an excellent example of tropism due to touch because the vine coils around these poles to hold its self up.
36: Annual flowers only bloom once a year, so they need to be replanted. This example was taken on May 13, 2012 at the Home Depot.
38: These are biennials, meaning they have a two season life cycle. This picture of foxglove was taken on May 13 at the home depot.
40: This is a perennial, meaning that it lives for at least three years and flowers every year. The picture of geranium was taken at the Home Depot on May 13, 2012.