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What is adaptation?
a change in a plant or an animal that makes it better suited to survive in its environment
What 2 things does photosynthesis produce?
oxygen
sugar
Where do plants get the nutrients they need?
from other livings things; when they die they decay and release their nutrients which return to the soil.
What is photosynthesis?
the process by which green plants manufacture carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water using the energy produced whan light is absorbed by chlorophyll
What 3 things are needed for photosynthesis to happen?
light energy
chlorophyll
carbon dioxide
What are 5 things plants need to survive?
water
sun
air
space
nutrients
What are nutrients?
materials needed by living things for growth
What is chlorophyll?
a green coloring matter of plants that traps energy from the sun and is needed by plants for making food
Why would a houseplant die if all the leaves were removed?
they store food for the plant
What part of a plant is the following vegetables:

carrot
lettuce
peanuts
spinach
potatoes
celery
root
leaves
root
leaves
roots
stem
What are the 3 plant parts?
stem
root
leaves
Give four examples of nutrients.
minerals in the ground
water
dead plants
dead animals
What is reproduce?
to produce offspring of the same kind
What are four things we use plants for?
medicine
furniture
paper
food
What does the word hypothesis mean?
an unproved, temporary explanation based on known facts that can be used as a basis for further experimentation or investigation
What does each plant part do?
leaves-provide food and stores water and contains chlorophyll and lets out oxygen and takes in carbon dioxide

stem-hold the plants up for sunligh and moves water and nutrients to other parts of the plants

roots-hold plants into groun and stores water and nutrients and absorbs it from the soil