Living things need food for energy. Anything
that does work needs energy. Our bodies do work
when we move around. Our bodies also need energy
to keep us warm and to make us grow bigger.
Cars need gasoline for energy to do the work of
driving us around. When a hammer hammers in a
nail, it uses the energy we give it by pounding
the hammer against the nail.
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Living things use energy in some way shape or
form, like growing, playing, and learning. At
some point, we have used all of the energy
available to us, and unless we get more energy
(like getting fed), we die. For example, when
plants no longer get water, they will turn
brown/yellow and shrivel before they die -
though if you start to see this, you may be able
to feed the plant (not too much though), and it
will get better.
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