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Plants are found in most locations in the world and have the remarkable ability to capture and store energy from sunlight. Without the green plant’s ability to carry out the process we call photosynthesis, Earth would be a lifeless, barren planet. “It is this characteristic that makes them (plants) so important, for they, and they alone, provide the food-energy resources on which all other living things depend” (Wilkins, 1988). This article provides some activities that teach elementary students about plant tropisms.