Science 101: How do plants make their own food?by: Robert George

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Plants make their own food through a process called photosynthesis, a term that comes from the Greek language, meaning “arranging with light.” In this article, a botanist describes the fundamental concept of photosynthesis.

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  • on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:44 AM

The article was a great introduction to photosynthesis. I never knew that Venus Fly trap plants were called Insectivorous plants. I knew that they trapped insects in order to eat but I never knew the word for that. This article had a lot of great information and I learned something new!

Kia Shields
Kia Shields

  • on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:59 AM

This little article is a great introduction to the process of photosynthesis. Basic words and concepts are introduced. The article even briefly discusses insectivorous plants. Students could benefit by reading this article.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:52 PM

how they make food

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