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What Does a Botanist Do?

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What Does a Botanist Do?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    finding, cola, ecosystem, study, carbon, dioxide, earth, depend, provide, cotton, often, which, rainforests, lumber, important, living

Other Languages
     Spanish: ¿Qué hace un botánico?


What Does a Botanist Do?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Botanists are scientists who study plants. Why is it important to study plants? Plants give us two things we need to survive. The first thing is food. Plants can make their own food. Almost all other living things on the Earth depend on plants for food. People eat many different kinds of plants. Salad, carrots, and potatoes are some of the plants people eat. Bread is made from wheat which is also a plant. Rice comes from a plant. People also eat meat from cows. Cows eat plants. Without plants there would be no cow meat for us to eat. Without plants, people would have no food!
 
2     The second thing plants give us that we need to survive is oxygen. People and animals must breathe in oxygen to live; they breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants must take in carbon dioxide to live, and they give off oxygen. As you can see, without plants there could be no people!

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