Examines the process of photosynthesis and how it powers the lives of plants. - (Baker & Taylor)
People can visit a market to buy food, and animals look for food in the environment where they live. Plants, however, can't move around. So how do they obtain the nourishment they need to live and grow? This book takes readers step-by-step through a clear, grade-appropriate explanation of the process of photosynthesis. Children will learn how plants gather water and carbon dioxide and use sunlight to “cook” them up inside their leaves. Along the way, the book also explains how plants make the oxygen that people and animals need in order to breathe, and how we rely on plants as an essential food. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, Cooking with Sunshine: How Plants Make Food gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Beautiful photographs, vivid diagrams, and high-interest facts make this book a lively, engaging experience. Cooking with Sunshine: How Plants Make Food is part of Bearport's Plant-ology series. - (Bearport Pub Co Inc)
School Library Journal Reviews
Gr 1–3—Whether dealing with photosynthesis or introducing unusual examples of meat-eating species, these volumes are strong introductions for early elementary learners. Clearly labeled photos reinforce information presented in adjacent text. Related questions encourage readers to make predictions or offer opinions about matters such as what type of weather might help scatter seeds. Small inset maps identify areas where many of the unusual plants (e.g., rafflesia plants with their giant flowers) can be found. Each book includes instructions for simple activities or experiments, including comparing growth in different types of soil and making a model of a cactus. Report writers will appreciate this series.
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