How Plants Grow

Learning Object
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Video: How Plants Grow

Students will investigate and understand that in order for seeds to germinate and grow they must receive certain basic needsfood, air, water, light, and a place to grow. Next, they are introduced to the parts of a plant and learn how plants produce their own food. They also see how plants and animals depend upon each other for growth.

Student Application

Investigate what seeds need to germinate and how plants must receive the basic needs of life to grow.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know the functions of the plant parts.
    1. Roots function to soak up water, minerals, and nutrients from the soil. They also serve as anchors that keep the plant in place.
    2. The stem is like a highway for food and water to travel up through the plant. The stem also holds the ...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Bring a whole live plant (root, stem, leaves, and flower) to class. Hold it up for the students' observations. Ask them to tell the parts of this plant. Have older students draw the plant and label its parts.
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