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What is photosynthesis?

The process by which plants make their own food.

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What is chlorophyll?

A substance that makes plants green.

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What is carbon dioxide?

A gas that plants use (take in) during photosynthesis.

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What is oxygen?

A gas that plants release during photosynthesis. All living things need this gas.

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What is a Hypothesis?

A possible explanation for an observation that you test by further investigation.

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What is glucose?

A sugar made by plants during photosynthesis.

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What is Starch?

Stored energy in plants.

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What is solubility?

Ability to dissolve.

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What are nutrients?

Substances in food that are important for growth or good health.

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What are three things plants need for photosynthesis?

1. Sunlight
2. water
3. carbon dioxide

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Which products are made/released during photosynthesis?

1. Oxygen
2. Glucose

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A plant makes food in it’s ............. by the process of ..............

A plant makes food in its leaves by the process of photosynthesis.

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A plant uses the energy in .....................as well as ............... and ..............to make .............. which can be changed into .............. and stored.

A plant uses the energy in carbon dioxide as well as sunlight and water to make glucose sugar which can be changed into starch and stored.

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The plant gives off .............. into the air which is used by people and animals.

The plant gives off oxygen into the air which is used by people and animals.

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................... in the leaves absorbs the energy in sunlight.

Chlorophyll in the leaves absorbs the energy in sunlight.

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The ................ take in carbon dioxide.

The leaves take in carbon dioxide.

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The roots absorb ..............

The roots absorb water.

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What is protein?

A food type needed for growth and repair of the body.

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What does fibre do?

Fibre helps push waste out of the digestive system.

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What are fats and oils?

A food type that supplies a large amount of energy.

21

What is tooth decay?

Rotting teeth leading to holes in the teeth.

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What is diabetes?

A disease which results from high levels of sugar in the blood.

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What are vitamins and minerals?

Parts of food needed to keep the body working well.

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What are Rickets?

A disease in children caused by lack of vitamin D.

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What is constipation?

Difficulty in passing solid waste out of the body.

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What is infection?

Germs entering your body and causing problems.

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What are calories?

Calories tell you how much energy you get from one serving of food.

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What are carbohydrates?

A food type that gives energy to living organisms.

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What are nutrients?

The most important parts of food needed by the body for energy and good health.

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What are Food groups?

The main types of food.