Plants in the Natural Environment
- F3.1 describe the structure and physiology of the specialized plant tissues involved in conduction, support, storage, and photosynthesis.
- F3.2 explain the chemical changes and energy transformations associated with the process of photosynthesis, and compare the reactants (i.e., carbon dioxide, radiant energy, water) to the products (i.e., glucose, oxygen).
- F3.3 compare the various means of sexual reproduction (e.g., pollination) and asexual reproduction (e.g., grafting, vegetative propagation, cloning) in plants.
- F3.4 explain the various roles of plants in the sustainability of the natural environment (e.g., in nutrient cycles, in the water cycle, in erosion control, in wildlife habitats).