The Magic School Bus: How a Plant Makes Food
  • Biology → Plants → Photosynthesis

By observing the chloroplasts in a leaf, the students learn that plants produce their own food and do not get it from another source. The students come to the conclusion that the chloroplasts use sunlight, air, and water to create sugar, which is used as energy for the plant.

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling o...

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