Know Your Environment – Level 1

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    Why do bees go to flowers?

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    The nectar is used by bees as food and an energy source . It is a mutual relationship where the bee is provided with food (nectar or pollen) and the plant gets to disperse its pollen to other plants of the same species for pollination.

    What do you need for photosynthesis to take place?

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    Chlorophyll, sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water are the necessary conditions required for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is a photosynthetic pigment that absorbs sunlight.

    What do seeds need in order to grow?

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    Seeds need the right conditions to germinate, or grow into a new plant. They need air, water, temperature, good soil conditions, and light.

    The internal factor affecting the process of photosynthesis

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    Chlorophyll is the primary pigment used during photosynthesis. When the amount of chlorophyll is more, the photosynthetic capacity of the plant will be more. External factors include the availability of sunlight, temperature, carbon dioxide concentration in the surrounding environment and water.

    Pitcher plant falls in the category of

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    Pitcher plants are insectivorous plants that eat insects. Pitcher plants trap insects using modified leaves known as pitfall traps, which are vase-shaped and filled with nectar that acts as a digestive fluid. Prey is drawn into the pitcher traps and digested by the plant's enzymes.

    The ultimate source of energy for all living organisms

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    The solar energy captured by the leaves is used to make food which is stored in the plant. All organisms are directly or indirectly dependent on plants for their food. Thus, the sun is the ultimate source of energy for all living organisms.

    When is World Environment Day observed?

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    In 1972, the UN General Assembly designated 5th June as World Environment Day.

    Non-living factor that affects an ecosystem

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    An abiotic factor is a non-living part of an ecosystem that shapes its environment such as soil, temperature, light, and water.

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