The Great Plant Escape
Mysterious Parts That Surprise!

Case Brief

Here are your goals and key ideas to learn in Case #5!


When you finish this case, you should be able to:

  • List the parts of a bulb.

  • Describe the differences between a bulb, rhizome, and tuber.

  • Tell how bulbs and tubers are used as food.

  • Discuss how plants reproduce without seeds -- and ways you can grow a variety of plants without spending money.

  • Grow plants from bulbs and rhizomes.

  • Grow plants from tubers and be able to identify tubers found at home.

  • Dissect bulbs and other plant parts that are available.


While you're solving the mysteries, pay special attention to these key ideas:

  • Some plant parts may look different, but are actually able to do similar jobs.

  • Plant parts can take on different forms.

  • Plant stems can be horizontal.

Continue on to the Facts of the Case.

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