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Do Plants Need Light?

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

Do Plants Need Light?

This activity’s objectives are aligned with the National Science Education Standards, specifically those related to Science as Inquiry and Physical Science. In this activity, students will learn about plant growth and development by growing a plant in class and conducting an experiment that demonstrates the importance of light to plants. 

Concepts

  • Plants require light, water, air and soil to grow. 
  • Light is necessary for the production of new plant material.

Student Worksheets

Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932