Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant

01 Oct Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant

Science tuition class in Miracle Learning Centre is fun and enriching. You will learn about the different aspects of Science and how to learn study skills too. If you do not like or understand science, you must definitely attend the science tuition class at Miracle Learning Centre to arouse and reignite your interest. Let us learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant in this science tuition lesson.

Plants reproduce to ensure that their species will continue. Plants which grow from seeds will go through several stages of development in its life cycle. The different stages are seed, seedling and the adult plant.

Firstly, we start with the seed. A seed contains an embryo which can grow into a new plant. The embryo has a tiny root and shoot. It is found inside the seed leaf. The seed leaf provides food for the young plant until its leaves grow. The seed is protected by a seed coat. Seeds can only germinate (grow) if there is warmth, moisture and air. Seeds do not need sunlight to grow. Once the conditions for germination are right, the roots will grow first. The roots help to anchor the new plant firmly to the ground. They also take in water and mineral salts for the plant. The roots will always grow downwards. The shoots will grow next. Shoots always grow upwards towards the sunlight so that the leaves can make food for the plant.

Secondly, we explain about the seedling. Before it has leaves, a young seedling obtains its food from the seed leaves. As the seedling grows, the food in the seed leaves is slowly being used up. The seed leaves shrivel up and will eventually drop off. Leaves start to grow, and the seedling is now able to make its own food. Sunlight, air, water and mineral salts are required for the seedling to continue growing at this stage.

Thirdly, we have the adult plant. As the plant matures, more leaves and roots grow. Buds will start to appear and grow into flowers. After the flowers are fertilized, they will grow into fruits. The fruits contain seeds, which can grow into a new plant, and the life cycle repeats itself. Fertilizers may be added to the soil to help the plant to grow better at any stage of the life cycle. Examples of plants that grow from seeds are the string bean plant, sunflower, chilli and tomato plants.

Miracle Learning Centre would like to bring you more facts on science tuition concepts and experiments. We hope you have understood this science tuition lesson. Science tuition lessons are created to help students excel and we believe “You are a MIRACLE!” and you can do it too.


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