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Clip: Shelter

Discover that people have used plants for shelter for many years.

Student Application

Discover how plants are the basis of food chains and how they are capable of making their own food.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand how plants grow. In order to grow, plants require sun, soil, and water. During photosynthesis several steps occur: the green pigment in the tops of a plant's leaves, called chlorophyll, absorbs light energy from the sun; carbon dioxide gas enters through the stomata on the underside of the leaves; water is absorbed by the ro...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Anticipatory Set: Display the following (or similar objects) in front of the class: box of cereal (grain), carton of milk (grass to cow to milk), cotton handkerchief (cotton plant), apple (apple tree), eraser (rubber tree), raisins (grapes). Ask, "What is the same ab...

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