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8th Science : Chapter 17 : Plant Kingdom : Student Activities with Questions Answers, Solution

Activity 1

Take a piece of bread, pour some water on it and cover it for four days. After four days place the bread on a slide and observe it through microscope. What will you see? Name the organisms which you see in the slide.


Activity 2

Visit a nearby nursery and observe how Sphagnum is used in horticulture and make a note on it.


Activity 3

Collect some flowering plants from your surrounding and classify them as monocot or dicot based on their root system and venation.


Activity 4

Collect some plants which are growing inside your school area. Write their vernacular name, binomial name and classify them into dicotyledons or monocotyledons in the given table.


The branch of study of fungus is called mycology.

Info bits

Fungi are placed as third kingdom in R.H. Wittekar’s five kingdom of classification because of absence of chlorophyll and starch.

More to Know

Claviceps purpuriya is the hallucinogenic fungi which causes greatest damages to the frustrated youth by giving unreal, extraordinary lightness and hovering sensations.

Aspergillus species cause allergy to children while Cladosporium protects against allergy.

Penicillin is known as Queen of Medicine. It was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928.

More to Know

Lycopodium, is known as club moss. Equisetum is known as horse tail.

Herbarium is the collection of pressed, dried plants pasted o a sheet and arranged according to any one of the accepted systems of classification.

Largest Herbarium of India is in Kolkata, which has more than 10,00,000 (one million) species of herbarium specimens.

Info bits

The rules and recommendations regarding binomial nomenclature were found in ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature). Now it is known as ICN (International Code of Nomenclature).

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