Plants need soil, water, and sunlight to grow. Different plants have different needs, like temperature and pH level of soil. Plants use photosynthesis to make food from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
Plants: How Do They Grow?
Photosynthesis: The process by which plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to create food and oxygen. Stem: The part of a plant that supports the leaves and carries water and food throughout the plant. Roots: The part of a plant that anchors it to the ground and absorbs water and minerals from the soil.
The Venus Flytrap is one of the few plants that can actually move its leaves to catch prey. The Rafflesia Arnoldii is the largest flower in the world, and is unfortunately an endangered species. The Welwitschia Mirabilis is a plant that is believed to live up to 2,000 years old!
Did you know?
Work together in pairs: What is the process by which plants make their own food?
Work together in pairs: What are the three essential things plants need to survive?
Brain break: Draw a happy cloud holding a bunch of balloons.
What part of the plant is responsible for making food?
What gas do plants release into the air during photosynthesis?
- Carbon dioxide
Which part of a seed grows first?
What is the process by which plants make their own food called?
Which plant is often used to make paper?
- Palm trees