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Science Vocabulary

 VOCABULARY

leaves- the part of a plant that absorbs sunlight and makes food for the plant. 

 

roots- the partof a plant that absorbs water and minerals from the soil. 

 

chlorophyll- the green pigment found in a plant's leavs that help the plant make food. 

 

pollen - the sticky powder inside the flower that helps make the seeds 

 

oxygen - the type of gas that plants release after photosynthesis 

 

photosynthesis - the process that plants use to make energy and food from sunlight.  

 

seed - a small embroyonic plant enclosed in a covering called a seed coat, usually with some stored food. 

 

flower - the part of a plant that makes seeds which continues the life cycle. 

 

stem - the partof a plant that gives support and carries water, minerals and food throughout the plant. 

 

seed coat - the outer coating that protects the seed. 

 

carbon dioxide - the type of gas needed by plants for photysynthesis. 

 

micropyle- the small scar on the side of a seed where the seed was attached to the plant.  

 

 

 

 

 

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