Sunlight gives plants energy - actual tiny
packets of energy to jump-start reactions between
very small particles inside the plant. These
reactions help plants make other small particles
they need to breathe (in the case of plants
needing carbon dioxide or other gases), to
eat (absorb and break down nutrients to make other
things), and to expel waste (funnel products of
their "eating" and "breathing" out of themselves).
Many of the small particles made with the help
of sunlightmake up parts of the plant stalk and
leaves, and by accumulating more cells in its
stalk and leaves, a plant grows taller, larger,
and more mature.
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 sun's light into
energy. Humans and animals then eat the plants,
which gives them energy!
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