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Tree Parts Activity

Structure and Function of a Tree
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Emilia Dover

on 27 October 2016

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Transcript of Tree Parts Activity

Parts of the Tree and
Their Functions

TRUNK
BARK
Introduction
Food factories of the tree through photosynthesis
LEAVES
Taproot
Roots
Lateral Roots
AG-BAS-7: d Identifies the major parts of the plant

AG-BAS-7: e Describes the functions of vegetative parts
Georgia Performance Standards
How do the different parts of the tree work together to help the tree function?
Essential Question
Heartwood
Vocabulary
Xylem
Cambium
Phloem
Bark
Taproot
Lateral Roots
Leaves
Interest Approach
Forms the central core of the tree, is made of dense dead wood, and provides strength
Heartwood
Carries water and nutrients up from the roots to the leaves; older xylem cells become part of the heartwood
Xylem
Carries food made in the leaves down to the other parts of the tree such as roots, stems, buds, flowers, and fruits
Phloem
A very thin layer of growing tissue that makes cells that become new xylem, phloem, or cambium
Cambium
"I support! I support!"
"Gurgle slurp, gurgle slurp.
Transport water."
"New phloem, xylem, and cambium.
New phloem, xylem, and cambium."
"Food to the tree!"
Protects the tree from injury caused by animals and plants, disease, and fire
"We are bark.
Please keep out."
"We make food!
We make food!"
Grows straight into the ground
Grow away from the tree and branch into finer and finer roots
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