The Magic School Bus – How a Plant Makes Food

Published on June 19, 2016

Ms. Frizzle and her students try to understand how plants make food so they can help Phoebe grow into a beanstalk. The class minifies themselves in order to view the internal workings of a leaf. This clip is from the episode, “Gets Planted.”

This clip can be used to teach the process of photosynthesis in plants. By observing the behavior of the chloroplasts, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns that plants produce their own food. They conclude that the chloroplasts require sunlight, air, and water in order to produce sugar, which is used as energy by the plant.

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