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The Value of Plants
Learning Objective: I can identify and describe the benefits of plants to society.
Learning Experiences: Through carrying out practical activities and investigations, I can show
how plants have benefited society SCN 2-02b
Plants are incredibly valuable to human kind: They provide us with;
Food - everything we eat comes directly or indirectly from plants. Sometimes it’s the fruit we eat;
other times the leaves, stem, root or even the seeds. Plants also provide food and nutrients for animals
which can then be eaten by humans. Without Plants, we would have nothing to eat!
Match up the plants below with the food they give us:
Corn
Bananas
Strawberries
Cocoa (for
chocolate)
Barley (cereal)
The Value of Plants
Clothing - Plants such as cotton are made into fabric and the fabric is used to make our clothing
Design your own T-Shirt below. Most T-Shirts are made from cotton, which comes from cotton plants
like these…
Shelter and Furniture - Timber from trees is also useful to build houses and furniture. Straw is
traditionally used on roofs of cottages while locally growing plants are used all around the world for
house construction.
Look around your classroom and see if you can find 3 items that are made out of wood…
1.
2.
3.
Paper- Trees are cut down and their timber is used to make paper
We can recycle paper whenever we see this symbol…..
Oh no!
It looks like the symbol has not printed very well.
Do you know what the symbol is supposed to look like? Draw it in this box!
The Value of Plants
Fuel - Wood is a valuable source of fuel for heating and cooking. Gas, oil and coal are also plant
based being made up of plants that died thousands of years ago. Sometimes, fires can start using
plants and trees as fuel and spread very quickly! Pretend you are a newspaper reporter writing a story
on a wildfire below:
This is where
you put your
headline – a
short title which
grabs your
reader’s
attention.
Write a
summary of
your article
here.
This is
where you
put your
detail
This is
where you
put your
name!
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Scientific Reporter
The Value of Plants
Complete the sentences below, using the words in the box….
Medicines – One _
u _ _ _ _ r of all prescription medicines come from plants
Oxygen – The oxygen we breathe that is essential for our _ u _ _ _
photosynthesis, the process through plants make their own energy.
_ a_
comes for
Climate Regulation - Plants absorb Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere which helps maintain the
__________e
of Earth.
Water Regulators - Plants help distribute and purify the planet’s water. They also help move water
from the soil to the _
_ _ _ _ p _ _ _ e through a process called
_ _ _ n _ p _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
quarter
atmosphere
temperature
survival
transpiration