Plant cells are adapted to their individual functions. Root hair cells have no chloroplasts but a large surface area. Palisade cells are packed with chloroplasts. The organisation of cells into tissues and organs is then described.

First broadcast:
25 March 2003

Students could produce a diagram to illustrate the organisation within a plant and give examples of the different cells that could be found. Using microscopes, students could examine different samples of plant cells, relating their appearance to their position and function within the plant.