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It is green as it contains cholorophyll which is necessary in making the plant's food..

Plants make their own food through photosynthesis


Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Science
Keywords: plants, food, photosynthesis, respiration, chloroplasts, mitochondria
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Plants make food in their leaves

Photosynthesis takes place inside plant cells in small things called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts contain a green substance called chlorophyll. This absorbs the light energy needed to make photosynthesis happen. Plants can only photosynthesise in the light.

Plants, being the only producers, have a crucial role to play in any food chain.

Photosynthesis is vital to facilitate the process of respiration in both, humans and animals, as our oxygen requirements are fulfilled by the oxygen which is produced during this process.


Plants make their own food thru the process of photosynthesis

For kids, a simpler definition―something like 'it's the process by which plants capture sunlight and use it to convert carbon dioxide and water into food'―will serve the purpose.



Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide into their food, by using the energy derived from the Sun.

Plant's food and Photosynthesis - English - Duration: 11:15.

While hydrogen is combined with carbon dioxide and used by the plant to produce its food, oxygen―being a by-product of the entire process―is released into the atmosphere through the stomata.