What are the major parts of a plant? FLOWERS produce seeds and SEEDS produce new plants. Reproduction! LEAVES absorb sunlight and produce the plants food. Photosynthesis! TRUNK OR STEM supports the plant and transports the fluids throughout the plant. Transpiration! ROOTS bring water and nutrients into the plant. They also anchor the plant.
Water Why do plants need water? What happens if we never water plants? What happens if we water plants every day? What kind of water can we use?
Nutrients Why do plants need soil? How do the plants get nutrients? Think about places where plants don’t grow. Why do you think there are more plants in the forest than in a desert?
Light Why do plant need light? What happens when plants don’t have light? What kind of light?
Soil Do plants need soil to grow? Why? Can plants grow without soil? Hydroponics! Can plants grow in sand? Can plants grow on rocks?
What do plants need to live? Water Nutrients Light Soil
Essential Questions How do plants get what they need from their environments? Ryan notices that the lettuce plants in the garden are drooping. The soil is dry, and the sun is hot. What should Ryan do? How do you know? Suppose you are observing two different plants. They both are in the same soil, receive the same amount of sunlight. But you only water one of the plants. Predict which plant will be healthier. Explain.