Chapter Name: Plants: Parts and functions
In this experiment, you will observe collected plants and try to identify their different parts, including roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. By examining the plants and using a reference figure, you will record your observations in a table.
- Collected plants
- Reference figure or diagram illustrating plant parts
- Table for recording observations
Step by Step Procedure:
- Collect several different plants for observation.
- Arrange the plants on a clean surface, such as a table or tray.
- Take a reference figure or diagram that clearly shows the different parts of a plant, including roots, stems, leaves, and flowers.
- Examine each plant individually and compare its features with the reference figure.
- Fill in the table provided with the following columns: S.No, Name of the plant, Root (Yes/No), Stem (Yes/No), Leaves (Yes/No), Flower (Yes/No).
- Start with the first plant and record your observations in the corresponding rows of the table. Indicate “Yes” if the particular part is present in the plant or “No” if it is absent.
- Move on to the next plant and repeat the process until you have observed and recorded all the plants.
Fill in the table provided with your observations for each plant. Here’s an example format:
|S.No||Name of the Plant||Root (Yes/No)||Stem (Yes/No)||Leaves (Yes/No)||Flower (Yes/No)|
- Handle the plants with care to avoid damaging them during the observation process.
- Use a clean surface for arranging the plants to ensure accurate observations.
- Make sure the reference figure or diagram used is reliable and clearly shows the different plant parts.
- Double-check your observations to ensure accurate recording in the table.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
Through this experiment, you will learn to identify different parts of plants, including roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. You will understand that different plants may have varying combinations of these parts, and not all plants necessarily have all the parts.
This activity helps you develop observational skills and knowledge about plant anatomy, which is essential for further studies in botany and understanding the functions of different plant parts.