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1. Plants are living (biotic) things.
2. The one big difference between plants and animals is that plants can make their own food.
3. A plant makes its own food by a process called photosynthesis which takes place in the plant's leaves.
4. The process of photosynthesis:
a. Light is trapped in the cholorophyll, the material that makes a leaf green.
b.The plant uses carbon dioxide and water to make the food.
c. The leaves take in carbon dioxide and the roots take in the water.
d. The water travels to the leaves.
e. The leaves use the energy from the light to make food from the carbon dioxide and water.
f. The food that is made is sugar.
g. Oxygen is a waste product of photosynthesis. It is given off by leaves.
5. A plant needs light, carbon dioxide, chlorophyll, and water to carry out photosynthesis. Chlorophyll gives a plant its green color.
6. There are three basic plant parts: leaves, stems, and roots.
7. Leaves come in different shapes and sizes.
8. Leaves help carry out the process of photosynthesis.
9. Stems support plants and give them shape. They also contain tubes that carry water and minerals from the roots and food from the leaves to all parts of the plant. Stems also store water and food.
10. Roots: There are many different types of roots, however most roots are underground and hold plants in the soil. Roots take in water and nuturients that plants need for photosynthesis. Ex. Cacti have roots that grow near the surface because it is easier to collect rain water in their very dry climate.
11. To live, a plant needs four things from its environment : air, nutrients, water, and light.
12. Carbon dioxide is a gas breathed out by animals and taken in by plants.
13. Plants get nutrients from soil and water from rain.

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