Putting It All Together

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Putting It All Together
How Plant Parts Help The Plant Meet
Its Basic Needs
A Plant
flower
leaves
stem
roots
Roots
• How do roots help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—Roots help to hold the
plant in soil, rocks, or
wherever the plant is
growing.
—Roots take in water and
nutrients from the soil.
—Roots can store water
and nutrients.
Stem
• How do stems help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—Stems grow up from the
roots and help a plant
reach the air and light.
—The stem transports
water and nutrients
from the roots to the
leaves and flowers.
—The stem supports the
leaves and flowers.
Leaves
• How do leaves help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—Leaves make food for
the plant using the air,
water, and sunlight .
—Different environments
have different amounts
of sunlight and water
available for leaves to
make food for the plant.
Flower
• How do flowers help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—Flowers attract insects
such as bees,
butterflies, and bats.
—These animals pollinate
the flowers so the plant
can reproduce.
—The flower makes the
seeds.
Fruit
• How does the fruit help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—The fruit of the plant
stores the seeds.
—Sometimes the fruit is
eaten by animals, and
the seeds are deposited
back to the ground in
their waste.
Seeds
• How do seeds help
plants meet their basic
needs?
—Seeds help the plant
reproduce.
How Plant Parts Help The Plant Meet
Its
Basic
Needs
• root
• stem
• leaves
• flower
• fruit
• seeds
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attracts insects
makes seeds
stores seeds
makes food from water,
sunlight and air
• moves water from the
roots to the leaves
• gets water and
nutrients for the plant
• helps the plant
reproduce

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