UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
How do animals help plants?
Question Date: 2013-10-27
Answer 1:

Fantastic question! There are actually many ways that animals and plants help each other. Most importantly animals need oxygen that plants make in order to breathe. Animals then exhale carbon dioxide which is a compound that plants need to survive! Also, animals poop. The nutrients left over in poop goes into the ground and makes good fertilizer that helps plants grow better.

Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2020 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use