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WHAT DO PLANTS NEED?

Plants are living things that need water and light to grow. One major difference between an animal and a plant is that animals have to eat things while plants make their own food using water, light and air.

To better understand why plants need water and light…

WHAT DO PLANTS NEED?. Plants are living things that need water and light to grow. One major difference between an animal and a plant is that animals have to eat things while plants make their own food using water, light and air. To better understand why plants need water and light…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

There are many different kinds of plants on Earth.

hillside with many plants growing on it

Different kinds of plants live all over the world. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common. They all need water and light to grow.

There are many different kinds of plants on Earth. Different kinds of plants live all over the world. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common. They all need water and light to grow.
hillside with many plants growing on it

Plants are very helpful to animals and people.

squirrel eating an acorn up in a tree

Plants provide oxygen, which is the air we breathe. Plants also provide wild animals with food and shelter. Humans eat many plant parts such as strawberries and lettuce.

Plants are very helpful to animals and people. Plants provide oxygen, which is the air we breathe. Plants also provide wild animals with food and shelter. Humans eat many plant parts such as strawberries and lettuce.
squirrel eating an acorn up in a tree

Plants grow from seeds.

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