Most plants get the energy and nutrients they need from water, sunlight, air and soil. But carnivorous plants get key nutrients from a different source: bugs.
So we know what life needs here to work, and we’ve talked a little about what life COULD look like on other planets. But what about plant life?
Explore some surprising ways that organisms get the food that they need.
Environmental scientist Heidi Appel explains how plants detect sound — and whether talking to yours could help them grow big and strong.
Impacts of human activities on the environment, the interdependence of organisms and their environment, photosynthesis, heredity and natural selection.
This set of bits will teach you about the process plants use to make their own food: photosynthesis.
Flowering plants, called angiosperms, are absolutely everywhere (even in Antarctica!). They are some of the most successful living things around. But what made them so successful?
In this Short Activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized particles or substances can change a bigger material’s properties.
Students build a three-dimensional model of the rotation of the earth to appreciate the extremes of daylight hours at different months of the year, and make connections between available sunlight and the growth and behavior of plants of the arctic.