| What do plants do with water ? What is going on
inside the plants?|
|Question Date: 2018-02-21|
Because plants absorb water, they can absorb the
minerals that are dissolved in water and use the
minerals. As for water itself, once it is absorbed
by the plant, it gives electrons (small particles
with negative electrical charges) to proteins
inside the chloroplast thylakoids, which are
stacks of small chambers in the chloroplast
(containers inside a plant cell - chloroplasts
have the green pigment chlorophyll that gives
plants their green color). These electrons are
used in the photosynthesis process to make
molecules (small, complex particles) that carry
energy. After giving its electrons, water becomes
oxygen, which is released into the surroundings.
Jasmin, when a plants is in the sun, water can
evaporate from its leaves. The evaporation of
water from the plants leaves causes water in the
rest of the plant to move up to replace it. The
water is pulled up through the xylem, what they
call the plants “pipes”. Since water is a
that likes to stick together, you can imagine the
water like a bunch of ropes hanging down
throughout the plant. When the top of the rope is
pulled, the rest of the rope is moved up. This
happens all the way down to the roots, where more
water is taken from the soil!
Remember how sugar and salt dissolve in water.
Plants move water around through their bodies,
with sugars and salts dissolved in that water.
Plants need some salts in order to grow, and those
salts are in the soil, not in the plant, so by
sucking up water out of the soil, they also suck
up the salts. Sugars are made in the plant's
leaves, where the sun strikes them, but in order
to feed the rest of the plant's body, the sugars
have to be moved down the stem to the roots and so
forth. By moving water with these salts and sugars
around, the plant feeds itself and keeps itself
All living organisms need water in order to
live and plants are no exception. While most
animals have a skeleton, plants do not and they
need something to keep them upright so they can
grow tall . Plants actually use water to do
this. They absorb water into their cells, which
causes them to inflate. These pumped up
cells stand up straight and cause the entire plant
to stand up tall. If plants do not get enough
water, their cells will start to dry out, they
will become less sturdy, and the plant will wilt.
In addition to structural support, plants use
water for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is
the process where plants make their food (a sugar
called glucose) from water and carbon dioxide in
the air. Whenever you eat an apple, you can thank
water and air for being the ingredients for making
that apple. Thank you for your question!
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