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CLIP 213

Plant growth - soil and nutrients

Plant growth - soil and nutrients
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Key Info
  • Plant growth - soil and nutrients
  • Duration: 00:58
  • The presenter explains how soil and plant foods provide nutrients, such as nitrogen and minerals, to the growing plant. These are used to produce cellulose from the sugar produced in photosynthesis. Since plants only need tiny amounts of nutrients, soil is mainly used by the plant for support. The real food for the plant comes from carbon dioxide in the air and water, which are the raw materials for photosynthesis. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Plants - Growth and Reproduction

  • Keywords: photosynthesis, soil, plant, nutrients, carbon dioxide, minerals, nitrogen, growth, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip as an introduction to minerals needed for plant growth. Could link to particle theory (particles in carbon dioxide gas forming solid sugar).
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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