Introduction to Plants and Botany (Plants and Botany (Botany-The…
Introduction to Plants and Botany
Polution and Green House Gases
Global Climate Change
Humans breathing, burning fossil fuels, volcanoes, all release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is a greenhouse gas.These greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trap heat near earths surface which in turn heats up rocks and other materials on Earth's surface which then radiate infrared heat which is then also captured and retained by the greenhouse gases
This causes massive weather changes as well as flooding and other things which can affect the Ecology of humans and animals..
Photosynthesis and its Importance to Earth
Plants capture Carbon Dioxide and use it in building their roots, stems, leaves, and other structures which make up the plant as a whole. However, the amount of Carbon Dioxide that a plant can capture and utilize versus the amount of Carbon Dioxide that humans and other natural causes are releasing is rather daunting. Scientist do not believe that the plants on earth which are always being reduced in population (the amazon rain forest for example) can keep up with the ever rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. This is bad for us and our planet as the Plants help cool the earth by reducing greenhouse gases.
Plants and Botany
(Botany-The scientific study of plants.)
Origin and Evolution of Plants
Random Genetic Mismatch Errors during DNA replication
result in a diverse gene pool for a population of organisms
this can either benefit or be detrimental to each plants survival based on the result of the mutations occurring. This Concept is referred to in the scientific world as
Diversity of Plant Adaptations
Adaptations are essential to species survival
resulting random mutations occurring over several
generations of any one species results in genetic diversity
allowing each species to have the opportunity to attune
themselves to their environment and rapidly changing requirements to survive.
Presentation on the Evolution Of Plants
Why we need Botany
It can be extremely difficult to classify something as a plant
or determine what a plants role in the ecosystem is.
This is why we need the Scientific Study of Plants to help us
determine the role and importance of each and every plant organism.
Areas where the Scientific
Method is Inappropriate
Concepts for which the Scientific Method cannot be utilized.
3.Anything without tangible quantifications.
Areas Where using the Scientific Method is Reasonable
Any object or phenomena which has/ can be:
3.Seen within the electromagnetic spectrum
5.Studied,measured or analyzed to describe varying independent and dependent factors.
Fundamentals of the Scientific Method
1.Source of information
2.Only Tangible phenomena and objects are studied.
3.Constancy and Universality.(All forces are equal everywhere)
4.Basis for scientific method.(Skepticism)
Using Concepts to Understand Plants
Basic concepts used in understanding plants
Each plant is a direct Although temporary result of the plant's interaction with its environment
The main concept after considering all of the aforementioned is that every plant that is or will be isn't due to a plants decision to grow roots because a plant cannot think. Also the plant has no intentional happenings. The Main idea here is that every thing from the plants leaves, roots, stoma, etc.. is a result of inheritance from an ancestor,Which in turn is due to a random genetic mutation that allowed that ancestor plant to survive and pass on these genetic mutations which have become normal for that species.
DNA: Genes and their information change.
Storing and using information plants do this using their DNA
Plant metabolism (defined as the complex of physical and chemical events of photosynthesis)
Plants vs The Study of Plants
Observations are reasonably
accurate and trustworthy
Interpretations are completely based on constructs of
Based on our knowledge of interpretations and observations as scientists we can conclude that we would be more likely to be biased toward our own observations rather than interpretations of information from other sources. This is not to say that interpretations aren't useful. We can use interpretations to not duplicate work relating to correlating evidence on proven theory and fact.