Identify and Describe the Parts of a Plant
A plant is a living thing. Like other living things, it is made up of different parts, each with a job to do to keep the plant alive and healthy.
Three of the most important parts of a plant are its ROOTS, STEM and LEAVES. All three need to be healthy if a plant is to grow well.
The roots of a plant absorb (take) water and food from the soil. That's why roots reach so far beneath the soil!
A plant's roots also make the plant stable in the ground, stopping the wind from blowing it over.
The stem of a plant transports water to the different parts of the plant. Remember, plants need water, sunlight and food to grow and survive!
A plant stem also enables the plant to stand upright and take in sunlight.
Plants need leaves to convert sunlight into food in a process called photosynthesis.
In this worksheet you're going to be looking at the different roles played by the roots, stem and leaves - that is, what they do for the plant.
Imagine you didn't have any legs - what would happen?
That's just one of the things your legs do for you!
Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?