While on his daily walk. Super Scientist discovers that all (Dads lead to plants.

Max Rxiom

Nothing' G better than a long walk on a bright Gummer day.


;e. quite a +onque twie.ter and can be touqh to sav,

E.very time bumane and animals breathe out, they help plants 9row.







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eo Ie and animals breathe out.

PlantG need water for photoGyntheGiG. While carbon dioxide iG absorbed throuqh the leaveG,wateriG sucked up by another part of the plant.

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NUCLEU5: Contains information for functioning and reproducing

CHLOROPLR5T: Breaks water molecules and allows photosynthesis

MITOCHONORIR: Breaks down sugars into energy for plant

To Gee where plarrts take apart water molecules, let'G jump lnelde a plant cell.

CELL WRLL; Gives structure and provides protection

side every chloroplaf>t are e+acks Fdlske that contain a <;Ireen ibs+ance called chlorophyll.

Thif> mixture Portns a type of f>uqar called <;Ilucose.


Plants use the euqar to create other types of food like starches, proteins, and fats.

These foods are sent +brouqh thin channels in the vascular bundles called phloem. I-Iydroqen atoms have another job. They mix with part~ of the carbondioxide, which the plant absorbed from the air.

PhotO$ynthe$i$ keeps anlrnals healthy too.

Remember when the plant spltt the water molecule and used the hydroqen a+crns to create food?



The plant ha$ no U$e for the extra oxyqen, but we do.

Plant$:take in the qa$ to e+ar+ pho+osyn+heels aqain. This conflnuous procees i$ known a$ the oxyqen cycle.

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Fortunatety ( they have a very smart system that lets them use only the water they need to stay healthy and grow.

Just like oxyqen and water, an organisms need energy to survive.

Producers are the fir-st link in every food chain.


The sun is the main source of energy for an living things on earth.

Whether you live in the countryside or in the city, plants and photosynthesis are important to keeping all livinq thinqs healthy.

This natural process is fraqile and can be easily damaqed.

atmosphere (AT-muhss-feehrJ-the mixture of gases that surrounds some planets and moons


5tart by chanqinq the way you qet around.

Find forms of transportation that create little or no ., .

P lants are the earth's only p~CJtluC€r5. Most other organisms divided iflto trn ree types of corrsurners: Her'wi'VQ'F,es~animals that eat only plants CarnivQres~al'limals that eat other animals Omnivore5~allimal5 that eat both plants and animals


The main source of energy for every liv'll:1,gthing is more than 9] million miles elSO million kilometers~ away, FO!l'tl1nately,
Bl'ler@y from the sun travels minutes to reach eur planet. €l)(:i:remEly fast an@ takes on Iy. eight

Plants can be carniveres. Some plants, incluGlin0 Venus fly,traps and monkey cups, live where few nutrients are ir:J~he soil. They capture insects lh tf".leiy traps fa I' food"

Parts of the photosynthesis process can eontlnue ev,efl without from the SUIII. Wlien the SUIIJ sets, plants still turn efler~y into sugatts for food. This part 0f the 11lr0GG!5S knowl:l as 'the dark is reaction phase.
light Our planet has a wide variety of plant life.1n fact more than

26GJ,OOO sp.eci.es of plants grow on earth.
The Lndian pipe plant has no chl®rophyll, The flowering plant is ccmpletelr white and has been lZalled corpse plant Qlr QjI1®st flowen Laekil'lg the ability tocjeate food, the Indian pipe absorbs el'1ergy thn1lugh lts mots hom fungi. While ssme j!llarlts don't need sunllqlrt, others don't need soil, Epiphyte plants dig theil' roots into trees ell' reeks f.or sld.ppod, IVlo£s, orcihids.,iitl'ld oth€r epiph)!te~ often Illle high up on trees tor better sunlight. Because of their looatlen, they are sometimes called "air pli3.'Rbl,/f

Real name: MaX!UJell J, .RlKiom Hornatoum: Seattle. liJashingtQn Height: S'l" Weight: 192 lbs Eyes: BrOL!Jn Hair: None Super capabilities: Super intelligence: able to shrink to the size of an atom; sunglasses give x~fay vis-ion; Iab [Gat all ow·s for travel th rouqh time arrd space. Origin: £it'l€oe birth, Mal€ Axiom seemed destined fo~ greatness. His mGlthe0 a marine biolGgist, ta:u~ht her SOil about the mysie~ies of the ssa, His father, a nuclear physiGist aniIl vslanteer Illark ran~er, schoeled Max on the wonders of earth and sky. One day 01:1 a wilderness hike, a megachiilrged I'ightnirrg molt struck lVIax with blinding ful'¥, When he awoke IVIBl< discovered a newfound energy .and set G!61t to learn as m.l/cn about science as possible. He traveled the glQble earning degrees in eVftJ'Y aspect of the field. Up®n his return, he was ready to share hts knowledqe and new identity with the warld. He had become Max Axi0111, Super Scientist.

Planting a tree [an have a major impact. One growt'l tree l~flfrQjwc:esen0wgh oxygen to sup].<lort four people fo I' a ye,ar.


CAT-muhss-feehr) -the

mixture of gases that

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surrounds earth atom CAT-uhm) - an element in its smallest form carbon dioxide CI<AH R-buhn dye-A H I<-side) -a odorless gas that people and animals breathe out chlorophyll (KLO ER-uh-fiD -the green substance in plants colorless,

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that uses light to make food from carbon dioxide and water hydrogen (H Y E-druh-juhn) than air and burns easily molecule (M 0 t-uh-kyoon -the atoms making up the smallest -a colorless gas that is lighter

Kalman, Bobbie. Food Chains and You. Food Chains. New York: Crabtree, 2005. Staub, Frank J. Photosynthesis. Minn.: Creative Education, 2003. World of Wonder. Mankato,

unit of a substance; H20 is a molecule of water. oxygen COI<-suh-juhn)-a colorless gas in the air that people
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