What do Plants Need to Survive?

This Tackk is for First Grade Students to discover the parts of a plant and the basic things it needs in order to live.

Parts of a Plant

What Does Each Part Do?

Roots carry food and water from the soil to the plant.

The Stem works like a straw carrying food from the leaves and roots to the plant.

Leaves use water, air and sunlight to make food for the plant.

Flowers come in different shapes, sizes and colors and makes seeds for the plant.

Basic Needs of a Plant:

Every plant needs water, soil, space, light, and air.

Space to Grow

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What have you learned?

Using the information above answer the following questions:

1.  What are the four parts of a plant?

2.  What do the root do?

3.  What job does the flower have on a plant?

4.  What are the five basic needs of all plants?

5.  Why do plants need space?

Want to read more?

Check out these books from the library and read more about plants and their needs.

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

This is a wonderful book to introduce plants.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Use this book to teach about the life cycle of a flower.

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