Basic requirements for all Powerpoint Presentations:

  • No more than 6 bullet points per slide
  • No more than 10 words on each bullet point
  • All explanation should be in the slide notes – all slide notes must be CITED.
  • Maximum word count for slide notes = 250 words per slide
  • Must have an Introduction slide and a conclusion slide
  • All images must have an in-text citation underneath them and their full reference should go in the references slide(s) 


Resource: Appendix A


Create an 8- to 12-slide (Excluding Title and Reference slides) Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following points:


Remember: Most information should go in the slide notes, keep the bullets simple.

  • Provide a picture of a cross section of a leaf and label the following parts:  epidermis, guard cells, stomata, spongy mesophyll, palisade parenchyma, phloem, and xylem(Include an APA formatted in-text citation for image).
  • Describe the leaf anatomy by discussing the functions of the above structures (from question #1). Explain how that anatomy is ideally suited for photosynthesis. 
  • Provide a picture of a cross section of a root and label the following parts:  root cap, root apical meristem, zone of elongation, zone of maturation, root hairs, cortex, vascular tissue, ground tissue, endodermis, and the Casparian strip (Include an APA formatted in-text citation for image)
  • Describe the root anatomy (describe the functions of the structures in question #3) and how that anatomy is ideally suited for growth and absorption of water and minerals from the soil.
  • Copy and paste the table from Appendix A into your slideshow. Complete the table with the nutrient functions and signs of deficiency (Include APA formatted in-text citations for information in the table).

You should have a minimum of 3 information references for this assignment.


Direct Quotes are limited to 2 small quotes (less than 40 words).

Format references consistent with APA guidelines. Include all references and in-text citations – all should be formatted in APA style.  Include an in-text citation for each paragraph and image, and include a references slide.  Assignments with either of these missing will be considered plagiarism and will not be graded.


University of Phoenix Material


Appendix A: Plant Nutrient Functions and Deficiency Symptoms


Complete the table by indicating each nutrient’s role in plant functions and its corresponding deficiency symptoms. 



Role in plant functions

Description of deficiency