3 Tutorials that teach Plant Kingdom: Algae
Take your pick:
Plant Kingdom: Algae

Plant Kingdom: Algae

Author: Nathan Lampson
This lesson will explain the characteristics and function of algae plants.
See More
Try a College Course Free

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

263 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.



Algae are a group of plantlike organisms that live near the surface of ponds, lakes, and oceans.

Algae are like plants because they are able to use the sun's energy to make their own food.

Organisms that can use the suns energy to make their own food are called autotrophs.


Algae are considered eukaryotic organisms because they have complex cell structure and a membrane bound nucleus.  Algae can be either unicellular or multicellular.


Many creatures depend on algae as a food source and as a major oxygen producer for the Earth's atmosphere.