Science 5: Importance of Plants
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Personally we consider plants some of our closest friends, but there's a whole host of non-companionship reasons to find them important as well.
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looks just right.
And while a scarf the length of a garden hose might not be useful to anyone, those plants [Girl wearing the long scarf at the beach]
in Grandma's garden certainly are.
In fact, plants are important for tons of different reasons. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
First and foremost, plants are important for food.
Whether it's a giraffe, a cow, a rabbit, or a human that smells like tofu, many animals [Pictures of the animals appearing]
rely solely on vegetation as a source of energy.
And unless you'd be okay with people walking around naked all of the time––which would
make for a lot of awkward family reunions––then you're probably pretty happy we have plants [Guy stood with only an apron on]
like the cotton plant and hemp plant to be used to make clothing. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]
And chances are you're watching this video indoors.
It's likely that at least some wood was used to construct the building that you're in right [People watching a video on an iPad]
this very moment.
And we all know where wood comes from.
That's right – a magical wood fairy. [Wood fairy in a forest]
…Okay, maybe not.
It obviously comes from trees, which are most certainly a plant. [The fairy falls to the ground]
And plants are useful, even after they're dead! [Plant gravestone]
Humans, less so…no one likes a zombie apocalypse… [Zombies walking down a street on fire]
But petroleum products and natural gas both come from deposits deep inside the earth from
dead plants and animals from a long, long time ago.
And what about all that good, fresh air you enjoy breathing?
You can thank plants for that too. [Woman relaxing on the beach]
After all, plants add oxygen to our atmosphere through a process called “photosynthesis.”
All in all, it's really hard to say anything bad about plants.
They give us food, air, energy, clothing and wood.
They're perfect! [Wood fire]
Okay, we take that back.
Poison ivy is definitely not perfect. [Guy covered in rashes]
Way to ruin it for the rest of the plants, poison ivy.