1st Grade Science : Plants Similarities to Their Parents

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Example Question #1 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Adult plants and their offspring both use their _________ to carry water and nutrients through the plant.

Possible Answers:

leaves

roots

stems

Correct answer:

stems

Explanation:

Adult plants and their offspring (baby plants) are both similar in that they use their stems to carry water and nutrients through the plant. Stems also hold leaves up and keep the plant held together.

Example Question #2 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Plant offspring are similar to their parents, They both have _______ that absorb water from the soil and keep the plant in place.

Possible Answers:

roots

leaves

flowers

Correct answer:

roots

Explanation:

The roots of a plant collect and absorb water from the soil. They also keep the plant anchored in place. Adult plants and their offspring (baby plants) have this same structure.

Example Question #3 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

The ________ of both baby plants and adult plants collect sunlight to make food.

Possible Answers:

flowers

roots

leaves

Correct answer:

leaves

Explanation:

The leaves of a plant collect sunlight to make food. Adult plants and their offspring are similar in this function and structure.

Example Question #4 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Adult plants are fully-grown. Plant offspring are ___________.

Possible Answers:

old

ugly

babies

Correct answer:

babies

Explanation:

The term for a baby plant (or animal) is offspring. They are similar to their parents in many ways and share the same functions and many features.

Example Question #5 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

How are baby plants like their parents?

Possible Answers:

They are exactly the same in all ways.

They are very different from their parents and are not alike.

They look very similar, just smaller.

Correct answer:

They look very similar, just smaller.

Explanation:

Baby plants are similar to their parents in a number of ways. They have similar features including leaf shape, color, and appearance. The plants will have the same parts as their offspring which are used for the same functions. Many baby plants are just miniature versions of their parents.

Example Question #6 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Plants are very much, but not exactly, like their parents.

Possible Answers:

True

False

Correct answer:

True

Explanation:

This is a true statement. Mature plants and their offspring have many things in common leaf shape, leaf color, vines, stem shape, and stem color. A baby plant can be matched with its parent based on the way they look. They are usually just smaller versions!

Example Question #7 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

How can you tell if an adult plant and a baby plant are related?

Possible Answers:

You can never tell if a baby plant and adult plant are related.

You can look to see if they have the same exact flowers.

You can look for things like leaf shape, color, and vines to see if they match.

Correct answer:

You can look for things like leaf shape, color, and vines to see if they match.

Explanation:

Adult plants and baby plants (offspring) will look very similar when related. Their leaf shape, color, vines, stem shape, stem color, and overall appearance will be very alike.

Example Question #8 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

What is the main characteristic that is different between an adult plant and a related baby plant?

Possible Answers:

Their color

Their leaves

Their size

Correct answer:

Their size

Explanation:

The most distinct difference between a baby plant and an adult plant is their size. They look very similar but baby plants are much smaller, like a miniature version.

Example Question #9 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents


Sapling, Plant, Growing, Seedling, Growth, Potted Plant

 

What similarities are there between the young plants and the adult plant?

Possible Answers:

They have the same color pot and they all have leaves.

They have similarly shaped leaves and stems, the same shape overall, and their colors are the same.

There are no similarities between the various plants.

Correct answer:

They have similarly shaped leaves and stems, the same shape overall, and their colors are the same.

Explanation:

When comparing the adult plant to the offspring in different stages of growth, there are multiple similarities. It is obvious they are different sizes, but they have similar shaped leaves and stems, they are growing into the same shaped plant, and their colors are alike.

Example Question #10 : Observe How Plant Offspring Are Similar To Parents

Which baby plant is most likely the offspring of this pine tree?

Dwarf Pine, Pine Tree, Conifer

Possible Answers:

Seedling, Gardening, Greenhouse, Chilli

Rostock, Seedling, Pumpkin, Garden

Seedling, The Sapling, Tree, Pine

Correct answer:

Seedling, The Sapling, Tree, Pine

Explanation:

The correct answer choice is a match to the adult tree. It is most likely the offspring of the pine tree because they have similarly shaped leaves, are about the same color, and they appear to be growing in the same way in bunches.

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