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FOOD CHAINS

All living things need food to give them the energy to grow and move.


All living things need food!

Plants need food!

Green plants can make their own food.

So, how do green plants get their food?

Green plants make their food by a process known as:

PHOTOSYNTHESIS.

For PHOTOSYNTHESIS to occur FOUR things are needed.

SUNLIGHT

OXYGEN

CARBON DIOXIDE

WATER

 

 

   

But plants also need MINERALS and they take these from the through their roots.

The three main minerals that plants need from the soil are:

NITRATES

PHOSPHATES

POTASSIUM