GLOSSARY

Chlorophyll: the green coloring matter of leaves and plants, needed for photosynthesis.

Different: not identical in character or quality.

Disease: the condition of the body in which there is incorrect function.

Embryo: the part of a seed from which a plant develops (baby plant).

Environment: people, animals, or objects surroundings.

Fruit: the developed ovary of a seed plant.

Germinate: to begin to grow or develop.

Flower: the part of the plant that bears the seed and usually has brightly colored petals; blossoms or blooms.

Growth: the act or process of growing; size or stage of development.

Height: the distance upward; distance between the lowest and highest points.

Leaf: any of the green parts growing from the stem of the plant.

Magnify: to increase the size of an object as with a lens.

Mature plant: the adult plant.

Nutrients: providing nourishment.

Nuts: a dry fruit consisting of a kernel that can be eaten and a shell.

Observe: to become aware of an object or event by using any of the senses to identify properties.

Photosynthesis: the process by which plants use the sunlight as the source of energy to change water and carbon dioxide into food for the plant with the help of chlorophyll.

Plant: Living thing that usually can produce its own food, reproduces, and rarely is able to move around. Many are green and have a substance called chlorophyll. Examples are vines, shrubs, flowers, trees, and bushes.

Property: any trait, characteristic, or essential quality of a living or nonliving thing.

Root: underground part of the plant. Serves to anchor the plant and absorb water and minerals from the soil.

Seed: the part of a flowering plant that will grow into a new plant under the right conditions.

Seed coat: the skin or coating of a seed.

Seedling: a plant grown from a seed; any young plant.

Shape: the appearance of the figure of body of a person or object.

Soil: the thin layer of the earth’s surface in which plants grow.

Sprout: a new growth; to put forth buds or shoots.

Stem: the main stalk or trunk of a tree, shrub, or other plant, extending above the ground and bearing the leaves, flowers, etc.

Sunlight: Light that comes from the sun.

Survival: continue to live or be in existence.

Taproot: A main root for some plants which grows down into the soil vertically. Little hair-like roots, or secondary roots, grow off the taproot. A carrot is an example of a taproot as it absorbs and conducts water and minerals from the soil for the carrot plant.

Texture: the visual and tactile quality of a surface.

Vegetable: the edible roots, leaves, flowers, or stems of a plant.

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