All living organisms depend on certain things for their growth and survival. In this video, students will learn about the four main things that plants need to survive and grow: soil, water, air, and sunlight. Plants obtain important nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, from soil. Water helps transport these nutrients from soil to leaves. Moreover, plants use energy from the sunlight and carbon dioxide from air to generate food via a process called photosynthesis. In addition to these four things, plants require appropriate temperature and space for growth.
This video satisfies the 5-LS1-1 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.