Our first Science unit will deal with plants, and we will be figuring out what materials plants need for growth! Below, you will find the vocabulary for the unit.
Producer - a living thing, such as a plant, that makes its own food
Consumer - an animal that eats plants, other animals, or both for energy.
Photosynthesis - the process used by plants to change light energy into chemical energy for food
Oxygen - a gas that is formed (one way) by breathing, and that is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis.
Carbon dioxide - a chemical element, found in air, that is necessary for the survival of plants and animals
Hydroponics - growing plants without soil; usually by providing nutrient-rich water
Growth - increase in size, abundance, or complexity
Plants - a type of organism that gets its energy directly from the sun and is unable to move from place to place on its own
Matter - anything that has mass and takes up space
Material - the matter from which a thing is or can be made