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Lesson 10

Gymnosperms

QUESTIONSANSWERS
Pinecones are containers for what? Seeds
What kind of seeds to pinecones contain? CONIFER SEEDS
WHAT ARE THE TWO TYPE OF SEED MAKING PLANTS? ANGIOSPERMS AND GYMNOSPERMS
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON GYMNOSPERM? CONIFERS
WHAT DOES CONIFER MEAN? CONE-BEARER
ARE CONIFERS FOUND MOSTLY IN THE WARMER OR COOLER REGION? COOLER
WHAT ARE THE LARGEST AND OLDEST TREES ON EARTH? CONIFERS
HOW OLD ARE SOME OF THE SEQUOIAS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST? MORE THAN 3,000 YEARS OLD
HOW HIGH DO SOME SEQUOIAS REACH? MORE THAN 300 FEET
HOW THICK CAN SOME SEQUOIAS' BARK BE? UP TO 2 FEET THICK
WHAT IS ANOTHER NAME FOR A GIANT SEQUOIA? REDWOOD TREE
WHAT IS THE OLDEST TYPE OF TREE ON EARTH? BRISTLECONE PINE
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE OLDEST KNOWN TREE ON EARTH? METHUSELAH
wHO WAS METHUSELAH? HE WAS NOAH'S GRANDFATHER AND OLDEST KNOWN MAN
HOW OLD IS THIS TREE CALLED METHUSELAH? OVER 4,700 YEARS OLD
WHY IS THE BRISTLECONE PINE ONLY 4,700 YEARS OLD? THE FLOOD HAPPENED THAT LONG AGO AND DESTROYED ALL THE TREES
ARE GYMNOSPERMS HARDWOOD OR SOFTWOOD? SOFTWOOD
ARE ANGIOSPERMS HARDWOOD OR SOFTWOOD? HARDWOOD
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF SOFT WOOD? EASIER TO CUT,LIGHTER TO LIFT, EASIER TO MAKE THINGS OUT OF.
WHAT IS THE NAME OF A TREE THAT KEEPS ITS LEAVES DURING THE WINTER? EVERGREEN
NAME THREE TYPES OF CONIFER LEAVES. NEEDLE-LIKE, SCALE-LIKE, AWL-LIKE
WHAT IS THE SHAPE OF A CONIFER TREE? LIKE A SKINNY 'A'
WHY IS THE CONIFER TREE SHAPE GOOD? IT ALLOWS SNOW TO FALL OFF THE BRANCHES.
WHY IS IT GOOD IN THE WINTER FOR CONIFERS TO BE SOFT WOOD TREES? SO THEIR BRANCHES CAN BEND AND DROP SNOW INSTEAD OF BREAKING LIKE HARD WOOD.
ARE CONIFERS THE ONLY KIND OF GYMNOSPERM? NO, BUT THEY ARE THE MOST COMMON
EACH CONIFER MAKES TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PINECONES, WHAT ARE THEY? POLLEN CONES AND SEED CONES
IS THE POLLEN CONE THE MALE OF FEMALE? MALE
IS THE SEED CONE THE MALE OR FEMALE? FEMALE
DO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE CONES GROW ON ONE TREE? YES
WHICH ARE SOFTER, POLLEN CONES OR SEED CONES? POLLEN
WHEN IS POLLEN PRODUCED AND LET OUT INTO THE AIR? SPRING
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A POLLINATED CONIFER SEED TO GROW? ONE YEAR
WHAT TYPE OF DAY DOES THE PINECONE OPEN ON? A WARM, DRY DAY
WHAT IS ATTACHED TO EACH SEED? A LITTLE WING CALLED A KEY
ARE FOREST FIRES GOOD OR BAD? BAD FOR HOMES, GOOD FOR LAND AND PLANT GROWTH
WHY ARE THEY GOOD? THE BURNED AND DECAYING TREES FERTILIZE THE GROUND AND ALLOW A VARIETY OF NEW PLANT GROWTH.
DO ALL CONIFERS BEAR CONES? NO
WHAT CONIFER DOES NOT BEAR CONES? JUNIPER BUSH AND TREE
WHAT DO JUNIPER CONES LOOK LIKE? BERRIES
DO JUNIPER BUSHES HAVE BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PARTS? NO, THEY ARE ON SEPARATE BUSHES
WHAT IS A YEW? ANOTHER CONIFER THAT DOES NOT MAKE CONES
WHAT IS AN ARIL? A FLESHY COVERING FOR THE YEW THAT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE A FRUIT
ARE YEWS GOOD TO EAT? NO, THEY ARE POISONOUS
IS THERE ANY GOOD TO A YEW? YES, THEY HAVE A CHEMICAL THAT IS BEING USED IN CANCER TREATMENT
WHAT IS A CYCAD? A GYMNOSPERM THAT IS OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR A PALM TREE
WHY IS A CYCAD CONSIDERED A GYMNOSPERM? BECAUSE THEIR SEED ARE MADE IN OPEN CONTAINERS
DESCRIBE THE GINKGO. IT HAS BROAD FLAT LEAVES THAT FALL OFF DURING THE WINTER AND REGROW IN THE SPRING.
IS THE GINKGO A GYMNOSPERM? AND WHY? YES, BECAUSE IT HAS UNCOVERED SEEDS
WHY DO PEOPLE PREFER THE MALE GINKGO BILOBA? THE FEMALE HAS A SEED THAT OPENS UP WITH A VOMIT SMELL
WHAT ARE GINKGO SEEDS USED FOR? MEDICINE
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