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Copy of Roots of a plant

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Rosie Espino

on 5 March 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Roots of a plant

The root of a plant In this lesson we will
be learning:
1. Different types of roots.
2. What do roots do for the plant? Roots role. 1. The root acts as an anchor to the soil. 2. Prevents it being blown away by strong winds. 3. The roots also suck up all the water and minerals from the soil. Different types of roots. Taproot - is a long root. It uses it's length to reach water which is deeper in the soil.
Fibrous root. Fibrous roots are more adventurous than taproot roots. They grow wider and contain loads of similar size roots.
For example:
Grass. The roots of a plant are very important.
They help to anchor the plant in the soil so that if the wind blows the plant does not fall over.
The roots also suck up water and nutrients from the soil to help the plant grow and stay healthy. For example:
Carrots, parsnips and dandelions.
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