Friday, January 15, 2016

Advanced Biology Compares Monocots and Dicots

(Submitted by CHS Sophomore, Cody Madsen)

Only one week into the Advanced Biology course, and we are already getting hands on experience. 

By looking into microscopes, our class examined the various parts of both monocot and dicot leaves, stems, and roots. As we drew pictures and labeled the parts that we saw, we began to get a much better understanding of how a plant functions and the location of the various parts. Also, since we observed a monocot and a dicot side by side, we could really tell the differences between the two. 

Another part of the lab involved knowing the functions of all the parts, such as the cuticle prevents water loss and the xylem transports water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the plant. 

Hands on labs are always beneficial and help our minds. I can't wait to participate in more labs in Advanced Biology.