Sharing the Planet

Words related to unit of inquiry focused on plants, plant parts and roles, the sun and stars, and the process of photosynthesis

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  1. carbon dioxide
    a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
  2. chlorophyll
    any of green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms
  3. energy
    forceful exertion
  4. flower
    reproductive organ of plants especially if showy or colorful
  5. glucose
    a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms
  6. gravity
    the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
  7. leaf
    a flat, usually green part of a plant attached to a stem
  8. oxygen
    a colorless, odorless gas that is essential for respiration
  9. photosynthesis
    synthesis of compounds in plants aided by radiant energy
  10. phototropism
    an orienting response to light
  11. pollen
    the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
  12. roots
    the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
  13. solar
    relating to the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
  14. spore
    a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
  15. stem
    cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  16. sun
    the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system

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