Agricultural Technology Contest
March 27, 2010
Middle School Plant Science
Contest Description and Rules:
Please direct questions to:
Cindi Wautier (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Teal Kampe (email@example.com)
This contest is open to any middle school student. Teams can consist of up to 5 students and the team score will be calculated by adding the top 2 overall individual scores.
Participants will take a written test and identify samples from the items in the Plant ID list.
Plant Parts and Basic Functions:
· Roots (tap, fibrous).
· Stems (xylem, phloem, cambium, bark, rhizome, tubers, lenticels, leaf, scar, bud scar, auxiliary and terminal bud)
· Flowers (pistil, stamen, sepal, petal, pollen, ovule)
· Seeds (cotyledon, embryo, seed coat, endosperm)
· Leaves (internal- stomata, guard cells, chloroplast, External- margin, midrib, shapes, epidermis, venation)
· Tropism, geo, hydro, photo
· Asexual reproduction (cutting, layering, grafting, division)
· Common Wisconsin Trees- evergreen and deciduous
· Common annuals and perennials
· Invasive species found in Wisconsin
· Common garden pests; bugs, fungus/bacteria, weeds
· Common house plants
· Common garden tools
· Dead heading
Tap root, fibrous root, stems, xylem, phloem, cambium, bark, flowers, pistil, ovary, ovule, stigma, style, stamen, anther, filament, pollen, seed, cotyledon, dicot, monocot, embryo, seed coat, endosperm, leaves, stomata, guard cells, chloroplast, margin, mid rib, leaf shapes, leaf arrangements, epidermis, palisade layer, venation, sepal, receptacle, transpiration, respiration, tropism, (geo, hydro, photo) photosynthesis, fertilization, germination, asexual propagation grafting, separating and sexual propagation, bulb, corm, bud, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, lenticel, leaf scar, bud scar, auxiliary and terminal bud.
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