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What do Plants Need to Live?. SPICE . What are the major parts of a plant?. What are the major parts of a plant?. FLOWERS produce seeds and SEEDS produce new plants. Reproduction! LEAVES absorb sunlight and produce the plant\'s food. Photosynthesis!

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what are the major parts of a plant3
What are the major parts of a plant?
  • FLOWERS produce seeds andSEEDS produce new plants.
    • Reproduction!
  • LEAVES absorb sunlight and produce the plant\'s 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
Water
  • How much water do plants need to live?
  • What happens if we never water plants?
  • What happens if we water plants every day?
  • What kind of water can we use?
nutrients
Nutrients
  • What kind of nutrients do plants need?
    • Potassium (K): used in photosynthesis
    • Nitrogen (N): used to make enzymes and cells
    • Phosphorus (P): Helps make DNA
  • Where do the nutrients come from?
    • What happens if the plant uses up all the nutrients?
  • What nutrient is the most important?
light
Light
  • Why do plant need light?
  • What happens when plants don’t have light?
  • How much light do they need?
    • In the winter the day is short - but some plants still grow!
  • What kind of light?
    • Does a light bulb work?
    • Will red light or blue light work? What about a black light?
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Soil
  • Do plants need soil to grow? Why?
  • Can plants grow without soil?
    • Hydroponics!
  • Can plants grow in sand?
  • Can plants grow on rocks?
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What do plants need to live?
  • Lets create an experiment to answer one of these questions!
  • Water
  • Nutrients
  • Light
  • Soil
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