Understand how plants survive
in their environments.
Remember the function of the following structures as it relates
to the survival of plants in their environments:
• Roots – absorb nutrients
• Stems – provide support
• Leaves – synthesize food
• Flowers – attract pollinators and produce seeds for
Explain how environmental conditions determine how well
plants survive and grow.
Summarize the distinct stages of the life cycle of seed plants.
Explain how the basic properties (texture and capacity to hold
water) and components (sand, clay and humus) of soil
determine the ability of soil to support the growth and survival
of many plants.