Course Topics/Learning Goals


Essential Understanding/Learning Goals

  •  Plants have developed specific adaptations that allow each of them to grow and reproduce in a certain biome, which is recognized by the characteristic structure of its dominant vegetation that is influenced by its climate.
  •  Plant anatomy deals with cataloging, describing, and understanding the function of plant structures.
  •  A universal system of plant classification and nomenclature allows for communication throughout the world.
  •  People grow plants, often outside their natural biomes, by manipulating the environment in order to accommodate the plants.
  •  Physiological processes, such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration, are manipulated by plant growers to increase plant productivity and quality.
  •  Genetic principles are applied in the breeding of new varieties of plants.
  •  It is important to understand the life cycles of pests in order to effectively reduce the damage they cause to plants.
  •  There are various methods of plant propagation, all of which have advantages and disadvantages.
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