Nutrients help plants
- Nutrients in the soil (or water) are used by plants and other organisms.
- Scavengers and decomposers break down organic material into matter plants can absorb.
- Do your FINAL OBSERVATION of your corn plants.
- Record information and answer questions in your packet.
- Read the following information from the reference book.
- Open your Ecosystems GoogleDoc
- Scroll to the bottom of your document and hit enter twice
- Type: "Lesson 11-Nutrients Help Plants"
- Hit enter twice.
- Discuss the following questions with your partner and type the answers in your own words.
- How do scavengers improve soil?
- How do fungi and bacteria improve soil?
- What do the patterns in your corn plant data lead you to conclude?
- What matter was in the potting soil that made it more nutrient-rich than the perlite?
- Why should plants grown in decomposed organic material be healthier than those grown in perlite?
- Is an earthworm one of the organisms that moves matter?
- How do earthworms move matter?
- What other organisms help to move matter?
- Does matter only move to plants through soil nutrients? If not, how else does matter move to plants?