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Plant Growth And Adaptations


Vocabulary Chapter 3 Harcourt Science
4th Grade
  
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Carbon Dioxide
 
A gas breathed out by animals
Nutrient
 
Substances, such as minerals, which all living things need in order to grow
Photosynthesis
 
The process by which a plant makes its own food
Symmetry
 
The condition in which each feature on one half of an object has a matching feature on the other half
Transpiration
 
The giving off of water vapor by plants
Taproot
 
A plant's single main root that goes deep into the soil
Fibrous Root
 
Long roots that grow near the surface; A root system with many roots of the same size
Germinate
 
To sprout; as from a seed
Spores
 
Tiny cells that ferns and fungi use to reproduce
Tuber
 
A swollen underground stem
How does Light and Putting Together describe the process of photosynthesis
 
The leaves use the energy from lightto put together the carbon dioxide and water to make sugar. Leaves take in Carbon Dioxide & roots take in Water
Chlorophyll
 
Traps the sunlight in a plant's leaves

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