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Does sunlight provide a plant with energy?
Question Date: 2017-10-26
Answer 1:

Yes, plants use the light from the sun as energy. Plants use the light to turn water and carbon dioxide into sugars and oxygen. The oxygen becomes the oxygen we breathe, and the sugars become food for the plant.

Answer 2:

Yes, sunlight is a plant's food, which gives it energy and helps it grow! The sun is used by the plant in a process called photosynthesis, where the plant converts the suns light into energy. Humans and animals then eat the plants, which gives them energy!

Answer 3:

Most plants get their energy from light, which usually means sunlight, although it is possible to grow plants using electric lights.

Answer 4:

Yes, sunlight provides plants with energy. Plants make their own food by a process called photosynthesis. They react water and carbon dioxide together with the energy provided by sunlight to produce sugar and oxygen. Sugar is their food and they exhale oxygen.

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