by Jennifer Fuller, SDSU
This webquest explores the scientific classification of botany.
¿Todos son Semillas?? Are these all seeds??
You will find out!
You are a Botanist, a scientist who studies Botany, the scientific study of plant life. Did you know that there are more than 400,000 different types of plants growing in the world?
The study of plants is important for a number of reasons. Plants are a fundamental part of life on earth. They generate the oxygen, food, fibres, fuel and medicine that allow higher life forms to exist. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas, through photosynthesis. A good understanding of plants is crucial to the future of human societies as it allows us to:
▪ Feed the world
▪ Understand fundamental life processes
▪ Utilize medicine and materials
▪ Understand environmental changes