This clip shows the importance of plants as the start of food chains and as producers of oxygen. The way in which plants make their own food through photosynthesis is explained. The structure of plants is discussed and the role of the leaf in photosynthesis is mentioned.

First broadcast:
21 November 2008

This clip could be used by students as an introduction to photosynthesis. Following it, students should be taught the word equation. They could draw a diagram of a plant and include this on it.