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Plants make their own food. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make their own food.

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What do plants need to make their own food? They need sunlight, carbon dioxide and water and minerals from the soil.

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The leaves absorb sunlight and carbon dioxide from the air.
The roots absorb water and minerals from the soil.
The water and minerals pass through the stem to the leaves.

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Plants make food in their leaves. Using energy from the Sun, the carbon dioxide combines with water, minerals and sunlight to make food.

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During the process of photosynthesis plants make oxygen and release oxygen into the air.

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People and animals need oxygen to breathe.

Photosynthesis: How plants make food.
Science basics for kids by Funza Academy.

Photosynthesis song by Peter Weatherall

Mister C’s Photosynthesis  Song
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The photosynthesis | The Dr. Binocs Show
Do you know how plants and trees make food for themselves?

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