Bill Nye The Science Guy
Disney Educational Productions
Bill wants to plant some ideas in your head – about plants.
When you’re hungry, you need to get food from a store, your kitchen or a garden. Plants never have to go shopping for food – they make their own food all by themselves. All they need are a few seemingly simple ingredients, and they’re ready to go…and grow.
A plant’s recipe for food has only three main ingredients: sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. When plants make their food, they give off what animals need – oxygen. Without oxygen, animals like us wouldn’t be able to breathe. If plants weren’t here on Earth, we wouldn’t be here.
There are all sorts of amazing plants growing all around the world. Plants living in deserts have prickly spines discourage animals from eating them. Dandelion plants send their seeds off on the wind. Some tropical plants even trap and eat whole live insects. Plants are growing wild all over the place.
“Leaf” it up to Bill to give you the facts on plants.