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Plant Growth Definition

Plant growth is the process of increasing in size. For example, plants are living, so they take in nutrients, grow, and reproduce.

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Plant Growth Conditions

Fun Facts

  • Plants need sunlight and water to grow.
  • It takes a few months for a plant to grow from a seed into a plant that can be eaten.
  • Plants grow best in rich soil, but it is not food for plants and many plants can grow without soil.

Why Do We Need To Know About Plant Growth

Learning about how plants grow helps us understand farming science. It’s important to give plants what they need to grow well. This is useful for farmers who want to have a good harvest.

Doing experiments, like changing how much water or light plants get, is a key part of learning how to make crops grow better. Knowing about plant growth is important for jobs in managing greenhouses, studying soil, and farming research. It helps make plants healthier and more productive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does water affect plant growth?
Plants need just the right amount of water. Too much or too little will cause the plant not to grow as well. Some plants need more water than others.
How does sunlight affect plant growth?
Plants use sunlight to make the food they need to grow. If a plant does not have any sunlight, they will lose their color and eventually die. Some plants need more light than others.
What did you notice about the plant that was given way more water than the others?
The plant that was given too much water grew a small carrot. It got too much water.
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