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What Do Plants Need? 1

In this worksheet, the student will be helped to revise the main structure and functions of the different parts of a plant.

'What Do Plants Need? 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Plants

Curriculum subtopic:   Requirements for Life and Growth

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

By now you know quite a lot about how plants are designed - their structure.

 

So, in the following questions you will be testing yourself on your understanding of which part of a plant is which and what the different parts do for the plant as a whole.

 

Field of buttercups

 

Sound OK?  Let's get going!

Here is a plant:

 

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled A.

Leaf

Root

Stem

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled B.

Leaf

Root

Stem

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled C.

Leaf

Root

Stem

Which is the main part of the plant that takes in light energy?

Leaf

Root

Stem

Which is the part of the plant that takes in water from the soil?

Leaf

Root

Stem

Which is the main part of the plant that takes in gases from the air?

Leaf

Root

Stem

This is another part of the plant - its flower.

 

Blue flower

 

What is it used for by the plant?

Feeding

Transport

Reproduction

Plants are amazing in lots of ways!

 

One is the way in which they make food: that food energy is used by all animals. To do this they need light, air and which ONE other ingredient from the list below?

Soil

Water

Minerals

The roots do two really important jobs for the plant: pick ONE from this list.

anchor firmly in the soil

prevent other plants growing nearby

take air out of the soil

Apart from water, name one other substance the roots carry to the rest of the plant from the soil.

Air

Food

Minerals

  • Question 1

Here is a plant:

 

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled A.

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
The leaves are the vital part of the plant used for making food.
  • Question 2

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled B.

CORRECT ANSWER
Root
EDDIE SAYS
The roots of the plant are below ground and take material out of the soil for the plant, like water and minerals. They also anchor it firmly in the ground.
  • Question 3

Plant with roots

 

Name the part labelled C.

CORRECT ANSWER
Stem
EDDIE SAYS
The stem contains the transport system of the plant, carrying materials between roots and leaves.
  • Question 4

Which is the main part of the plant that takes in light energy?

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
The leaves contain a green pigment that takes in the light energy used to create food material for the plant (and animals!).
  • Question 5

Which is the part of the plant that takes in water from the soil?

CORRECT ANSWER
Root
EDDIE SAYS
The roots are designed to 'burrow' through the soil, absorbing water from between soil particles, and transporting it to the rest of the plant.
  • Question 6

Which is the main part of the plant that takes in gases from the air?

CORRECT ANSWER
Leaf
EDDIE SAYS
Gases from the air enter the leaves through tiny holes. The plant uses the carbon dioxide in the air to make food.
  • Question 7

This is another part of the plant - its flower.

 

Blue flower

 

What is it used for by the plant?

CORRECT ANSWER
Reproduction
EDDIE SAYS
The flowers contain pollen which needs to be moved from flower to flower so that it can reproduce and make seeds - the next generation of the plant.
  • Question 8

Plants are amazing in lots of ways!

 

One is the way in which they make food: that food energy is used by all animals. To do this they need light, air and which ONE other ingredient from the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Water
EDDIE SAYS
With water, air and light amazing plants can make new material which they (and all animals) can use as food! Soil (and its minerals) is important for anchoring and for drawing up water, but it is not directly involved in making the plant's food.
  • Question 9

The roots do two really important jobs for the plant: pick ONE from this list.

CORRECT ANSWER
anchor firmly in the soil
EDDIE SAYS
Roots spread out and give the plant a firm hold in the soil - just as well when the wind blows hard otherwise trees would topple over!
  • Question 10

Apart from water, name one other substance the roots carry to the rest of the plant from the soil.

CORRECT ANSWER
Minerals
EDDIE SAYS
Minerals are nutrients like nitrates that plants need in order to be healthy. They absorb them from the soil where they are dissolved in the water.
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