Part I: Pre-Video Questions
1. Provide a brief definition of the following terms to gain familiarity before watching the
a. Cell division is the process through which an individual cell segregates into two or more
b. The cell cycle is the sequence of events occurring within a cell causing its segregation and
replication of its DNA to form two daughter cells.
c. Mitosis is a form of cell division involved with the production of two daughter cells which
are genetically identical to one another and their parent cell.
d. Cell differentiation is the process by which an immature and young cell develops into a
particular cell, obtaining its mature form and responsibility.
e. The hormone is an organic material released by plants and animals, which is responsible for
controlling the physiological processes and upholding homeostasis.
f. Gene expression is the process through which a genetic code is utilized in directing the
protein synthesis and producing the cell structures.
g. Shoot system is the essential part of a plant that develops above the ground, and it
incorporates organs such as flowers, buds, fruits, and leaves.
h. The root system is another essential plant part developing beneath the ground, and its roots
and improved stem structures like rhizomes and tubers.
i. Asexual reproduction is a form of reproduction that takes place when an organism formulates
more of itself exclusive of exchanging its genetic information with the next body via sex.
j. Habitat restoration is the process of seeking to renovate those areas that have been destroyed,
damaged or degraded.
2. Describe a time when you used a scientific approach to solve a problem.