• Question: How are plants alive

    Asked by Tommyboy99🐋 to Karen on 16 Nov 2018.
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      Karen O'Neill answered on 16 Nov 2018:


      Most plants are made of a root (an underground bit) and a stem/leaf section (a bit that catches sunlight). The roots collect water and nutrients from the food, while the leaves capture sunlight and using chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is green which is why a lot of plants are green! This process is called photosynthesis, and it’s how plants turn sunlight into energy they can use. Then plants usually spread out to make more plants using seeds, which can spread by being blown on the wind, eaten by plants, or washed downstream. We consider plants as being alive because they eat, drink, and respond to their environment like animals do, but in different ways 🙂

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