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PLANT GROWTH DEFINITION

Plants are alive! They take in nutrients, they grow and they reproduce. Plants grow best when they have the right conditions. That means getting the right amount of sunlight and water to grow best.

To better understand how plant growth works…

PLANT GROWTH DEFINITION. Plants are alive! They take in nutrients, they grow and they reproduce. Plants grow best when they have the right conditions. That means getting the right amount of sunlight and water to grow best. To better understand how plant growth works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Plants Need Sunlight

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Sunlight is light that comes from the sun. It shines down on Earth every day. Plants capture sunlight using their leaves and they use energy from it to make nutrients.

Plants Need Sunlight Sunlight is light that comes from the sun. It shines down on Earth every day. Plants capture sunlight using their leaves and they use energy from it to make nutrients.
scientist and kids stand next to pots they are using to grow plants

Plants Need Water

scientist explains different types of soil

All living things need water to stay alive. Plants use water to make nutrients in their leaves and it helps the plant stand up straight. Different plants need different amounts of water.

Plants Need Water All living things need water to stay alive. Plants use water to make nutrients in their leaves and it helps the plant stand up straight. Different plants need different amounts of water.
scientist explains different types of soil

Plants Grow Best in Rich Soil

closeup of soil from a fram

Soil provides an anchor for plants to take root. Rich soil, such as loam, is a mixture of sand, clay, minerals and dead or decaying plant material. Soil has the water and nutrients plants need to grow best.