Segments in this Video

Plants Are Important to People (01:37)


Plants can grow anywhere on Earth. People use them for food, supplies, and medicine. Most plants are green and all are connected to the ground.

Roots (00:45)

Roots secure plants in soil and pull in water. The process of nutrients moving from the soil to the plant is called osmosis.

The Stem and Leaves (02:02)

Water and nutrients move from the roots of a plant to the stem. Leaves can be many shapes and make food for the plant through photosynthesis.

The Flower (02:28)

Flowers grow from buds on a plant stem. The sepal protects the flower. The stamen contains pollen, which helps flowers reproduce.

Seeds (01:40)

Some plants, like pine trees, have seeds in cones instead of flowers. The seed coat protects the embryo and stores food until the seed is ready to become a new plant.

The Life Cycle of a Plant (00:40)

The cycle includes: germination, plant growth, seed formation, and scattering. The length of the cycle varies depending on the plant.

Credits: Seeds and Plants (00:22)

Credits: Seeds and Plants

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Seeds and Plants

Part of the Series : Earth Science Fundamentals Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



Plants are all around us. They make our world more beautiful, provide food and medicine, and help us breathe. Understanding the relationship between seeds and plants will help children appreciate the interrelatedness of our environment. All living things depend on each other in one way or another, and the plant cycle is just one more continuous phenomenon in our world. By viewing the video and discussing the concepts presented, children will enhance their knowledge about seeds and plants. General information about seeds and plants is discussed, as well as concepts regarding the specific parts of plants and their functions. After viewing Seeds and Plants and engaging in the activities provided, students will be able to list various uses of plants, identify parts and functions of plants, define and apply predetermined vocabulary as it relates to plants, and explain how the plant cycle works.

Length: 11 minutes

Item#: BVL155240

Copyright date: ©2010

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