80 PERCENT OF THE EARTH’S ORIGINAL FORESTS HAVE BEEN CLEARED OR DESTROYED.
NUTRITION DOESN’T FACTOR INTO THE CROPS WE DO MASS PRODUCE.
THE EARTH HAS MORE THAN 80,000 SPECIES OF EDIBLE PLANTS.
90 PERCENT OF THE FOODS HUMANS EAT COME FROM JUST 30 PLANTS.
70,000 PLANT SPECIES ARE UTILIZED FOR MEDICINE.
What are facts about plants for kids?
What makes a plant a plant?
Most plants make their own food through a process called photosynthesis.
Plants have a cuticle, meaning they have a waxy layer on their surface that protects them and keeps them from drying out.
They have eukaryotic cells with rigid cell walls.
They reproduce with spores or with sex cells.
How do you take care of your plants?
Water your plants regularly.
Stick your finger in the soil up to your 2nd knuckle to see how wet it is; if your finger comes back dry, you need to water your plant.
Always use warm water for your plants, as cold water can shock the roots and cause damage to the plant.
Give your plants a deep watering about once a month.
Why should we take care of plants for kids?
We should take care of plants because plants help us in many ways, like: (i) Plants provide us food and clean the air. (ii) Plants give us wood, medicines, cotton and many other things. (iii) Plants maintain carbon-di-oxide – oxygen balance in air.
What are 3 things about plants?
These three features distinguish plants from animals: plants have chlorophyll, a green pigment necessary for photosynthesis. their cell walls are made sturdy by a material called cellulose. they are fixed in one place (they don?t move)
What plants survive kids?
These needs include: light, air, water, a source of nutrition, space to live and grow and optimal temperature. There is an easy acronym to help remember basic plant needs, these are the things that plants need to survive and thrive.
What makes plants grow faster and bigger?
Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are the big three in fertilizer formulations. Plants require these three macronutrients to grow large and lush. Nitrogen promotes the growth of the foliage, while phosphorus and potassium support the growth of strong roots, stems, flowers and fruits.
What are the 5 basic needs of plants?
Plants, like all living things, have basic needs that must be met for them to survive. These needs include: light, air, water, a source of nutrition, space to live and grow and optimal temperature.
How plants are useful to us?
Plants are really important for the planet and for all living things. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen from their leaves, which humans and other animals need to breathe. Living things need plants to live – they eat them and live in them. Plants help to clean water too.