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Kingdom Plantae has almost 300,000 different kinds of plants. Plants are found all over planet Earth. They can live in fields, in swamps, in oceans and in the desert. They can live where it is hot and where it is cold. Some plants grow for only a few months and some grow for thousands of years.
Plants are very important because they make their own food during "photosynthesis". Photosynthesis makes food for the plant and it also makes the oxygen we (and all animals!) need to breathe.
Humans can't live in a world without plants, so it is very important to protect them!
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!Traveling Nitrogen
is a fun group game appropriate for the classroom. Players follow nitrogen atoms through living and nonliving parts of the nitrogen cycle. For grades 5-9.
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