|Where do plant cells live?|
|Question Date: 2016-11-16|
Plant cells are a part of a plan and therefore
live by each other. In organisms with many
different cells, called multicellular organisms,
cells can be tightly attached to other cells or
freely floating. For instance, in humans,
blood vessels are made of cells that tightly
attach to each other to keep the blood from
leaking through the vessel, but the white blood
cells of the immune system can move freely.
Since plants are mostly rigid, many of the
cells in a plant are closely bound to other plant
cells. When a bunch of similar cells work
together to carry out a function, the group of
cells is called a tissue. Plants are made
of many different tissues. When multiple tissues
work together, they make an organ.
Therefore, an organ is a collection of many
different cells of different tissues that carry
out a particular function. Examples of plant
organs are stems, leaves, and roots. So plant
cells live next to other plant cells so they can
form a complete plant that can make energy and
Plant cells live all over the plants such as
stem, leaf, and roots! The plant cells houses
a lot of cell organelles, or different structures
that help plants receive food/energy and grow
bigger and taller.
A plant is made up of plant cells. Plants cover
about 30% of the earth’s surface, so plant
cells live in many different places!
Plant cells live in the plant! Plants'
bodies are made of cells, just as yours is.
The plant is actually made of plant cells,
plus water and some things that the cells make.
If you think of a building being like the plant,
the bricks are like the cells. Unlike the bricks,
there are lots of different kinds of cells in a
plant. Some make tubes for water, sugar, and
other things to move through the plant. Some cells
are important for reproduction. Some cells are
where photosynthesis happens.
The reason you might not know what the cells are
is that they are so small that we can’t see
individual cells without a microscope.
Take a look at a plant. What kinds of things
does it need to do? Do different parts of the
plant have different jobs?
You might want to study botany—the science of
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