Answer the following questions in your blog post. Remember to have at least one follow-up sentence for each question, when possible.
Plants need energy and matter to grow. Where do plants get their ENERGY?
Where do plants get their MATTER?
Where do plants get their FOOD (be careful - this is a trick question)?
Why are plants called Producers?
What would happen if plants didn't have a way to get energy?
What would happen to animals if there were no plants to eat?
What are some of the LIVING components of a plant "system"? (A plant "system" is everything that a plant needs to survive and everything it produces.)
What are some of the NON-LIVING components of a plant "system"?
In what ways do the components of the system interact?
What matter is transported in and out of the plant system?
The plants get their energy from the sun, whose light they turn into their food. The sun's rays get absorbed by the plant which turns into glucose a type of sugar to give the plant its energy.
The plant gets it's matter from the nutrients that it gets from the soil it's in and from the water that it soaks up in it's roots.
The plants get their food from themselves. They give themselves their own food from turning the suns rays into glucose, when it is mixed with the other nutrients the plants get.
Plants are called producers because they can produce their own food, and it it the bottom of the food chain, producing food for the animal that eats it.
If the plant had no way to make energy it would die, and then the herbivores would die, and then some of the secondary consumers that ate the herbivores would die. The food chain would be all out of wack.
If their were no plants the herbivores would eventually die out from starvation. If the herbivores died some of the carnivores would die because they would have eaten that herbivore.
The plant's living parts are the chloroplast, and the chlorophyll. The chloroplast and chlorophyll are the cells that are within the plant that cause it to be green.
Some of the nonliving things in a " plant system" include: the soil, water, and carbon dioxide.
The components of a system interact by putting different things together and taking them apart to help photosynthesis process, and to help the plant develop all of it's parts.
The matter that is transported in and out of the plant system is oxygen. Oxygen is transported in by carbon dioxide, and out by the plants " skin" or flesh because the plant does not really need it.