Growth

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  • Created on: 31-03-13 14:39

How do plants and animals grow differently?

  • When organisms grow they get bigger. The easiest way to observe growth is to measure an increase in size, length or mass
  • Each child is compared to a chart to find out which percentile of the population 
  • Growth in an organism involves two processes
  • There is an increase in the number of cells when a cell divides to form two identical cells, and these then get bigger

Growth in plants

  • Plants grow all through their lives. Plants have special areas called 'meristems' just behind the tip of their roots and shoots where the cells keep dividing
  • However, growth in plants isnt just about cell division. Once the cells have divided they get longer (elongation

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