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Introduction to Plants (02:08)


There are thousands of types of plants that grow throughout the world. Humans use plants for many things like food, energy, and clothing.

Basic Needs of Plants (06:14)

Plants turn carbon dioxide from the air into energy and release oxygen, which humans need to breath. Plants need water to grow and get energy from the sun.

Parts of a Plant (03:53)

Plant roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil; leaves collect energy from the sun. Water and energy are stored in the stem of most plants.

Uses of Plants (03:17)

Plants are an important source of food; humans have also used plants as medicine. Wood and plant fibers are used in houses, books, and clothing.

Plants: Be Cautious (01:06)

Some plants have harmful pollen and some berries can be poisonous. Invasive places harm native plants.

Importance of Plants on the Planet (02:12)

First Nations and other native groups have great respect for plants. Many places have official trees and flowers, like the maple leaf for Canada.

Credits: Growth and Changes in Plants (00:07)

Credits: Growth and Changes in Plants

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This program focuses on the characteristics and requirement of plants and the ways in which plants grow. Students will learn the major parts of a plant, including the root, stem, flower, stamen, pistil, leaf, seed, and fruit. The basic needs of plants are detailed, as well as a description of the life cycle. Students are introduced to the concept of photosynthesis as the means by which plants get energy to live, and they learn about the role of the sun in this process. Included is a description of how humans from various cultures, including Aboriginal people, use plants for food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL196443

Copyright date: ©2017

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