What Do Plants Need To Grow?
I am learning to understand the different things that plants need to be able to grow and live.
I know I can do it when I know that plants need sunlight, soil/nutrients, water, air/oxygen and space to be able to grow.
Last week we looked at the different parts of a plant. This week, we are going to learn about the different things that most plants need to be able to grow and survive.
Listen to this fun song to learn more about what plants need to live.
Most plants need 5 things to be able to grow. These 5 things are:
Water – Like humans, plants need water to be able to survive.
Air – Plants also need air to be able to breathe and survive.
Soil – Plants collect nutrients from the soil through their roots. This is like their food.
Sunlight – Most plants need sunlight to be able to develop and grow.
Space – Plants need room around them so that they can spread their branches and roots.
Watch the video below to learn more. ↓↓↓
Now that you know what plants need to survive, your task this week is to search for some healthy and unhealthy plants in a park, your backyard, or your neighbourhood.
You will need to try to identify why those plants are healthy or unhealthy.
If the plant is unhealthy, what is it missing? Does it have enough sunlight? Is it living in healthy soil? Is it being watered often? Is there enough space for it to grow? Is it getting enough air?
Download the task below and print it out or work through the questions in your book or on a piece of paper.