We might eat plants, but did you know plants kind of have to eat as well? They need energy too. So welcome to the kitchen of a plant otherwise known as the leaf. It is here at the green part of the plant where it makes all the energy that it needs but it can’t do it without a recipe, or some ingredients. Now the recipe is a really cool word and it’s called photosynthesis and it needs three main ingredients sunlight, water and carbon oxide, which floats around in the air all around us. After a plant mixes all of these things together in its kitchen, the leaf, the green part of the plant, it has all the energy that it needs plus some pretty cool stuff like oxygen. It puts the oxygen back out into the environment for us to breathe. This is one of the big reasons that it’s so important for us to take care of plants.
Example questions about this video that kids would be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time:
1. What is known as the ‘kitchen of a plant’?
a. The stem
b. The flower
c. The pollen
d. The leaf
2. What is the name of the ‘recipe’ plants use to make energy?
a. ‘Plant Energy’
b. ‘Carbon Dioxide’
d. ‘Chocolate Cake’
3. Which is NOT one of the ingredients needed in this recipe?
d. Carbon Dioxide
4. What else do plants make with this recipe besides energy?
5. What is one reason why it is important for us to take care of plants?
a. They make oxygen for us to breathe
b. They have a funny smell
c. They take up too much space
d. We shouldn’t take care of plants
Correct answers to questions 1d, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5a.