Why Do Plants Need Water?

Published on December 24, 2022 by

Just like animals, plants cannot survive without water. In this video, students will learn why water plays an important role in a plant’s growth and survival. First of all, water is essential for photosynthesis — a process through which plant converts light energy to chemical energy. Secondly, it helps the plant stay upright and keeps stomata open for gaseous exchange. Thirdly, it aids absorption of nutrients by roots. Lastly, water helps transport hormones and chemicals from one cell to another.

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.

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