Top 10 Facts About Plants

This is how plants make their own food. They absorb sunlight through the plant’s chlorophyll.

Plants go through a process called photosynthesis.

You might have heard of glucose when learning about the food you eat. Photosynthesis is why it is found in fruits and vegetables.

Photosynthesis creates glucose.

A flower has pollen on it, it also has an ova, which is an egg. When these join together, it creates a seed.

How are seeds created?

Seeds need to be dispersed so that plants can grow in separate areas. This can be done in different ways.

Seeds are dispersed so they can grow in other areas.

These get all the nutrients and water and take it up to the plant. They also make sure the plant stays upright!

The roots of a plant are usually under the soil.

Stems take the water and nutrients and move them to different parts of the plant, so it can remain healthy.

What do stems do?

Leaves are brilliant for taking in the light from the sun, water and even carbon dioxide which is needed for photosynthesis.

What about leaves?

There are lots of different plants all over the world. In fact, there are over 200,000 and the number is still growing.

There are over 200,000 plants!

We use a lot of plants in the foods we eat. Did you know there are about 2,000 different plants that we use?

Plants are used in our food.

This means they eat insects to help with their nutrient intake. You might have seen a Venus Flytrap. When a fly lands on it, they quickly close so the fly is trapped!

Some plants are carnivores.