L.OL.07.63 Evidence that Plants make, use and store Food Plants use Carbon Dioxide and Water to make Glucose It’s Photosynthesis Evidence Plants make food • Plants produce glucose. • Glucose can be combined into larger molecules of carbohydrates and fats. • Carbohydrates and fats can add minerals from the soil to make proteins. • Animals gain energy and useful material by eating plants Evidence Plants make food • Tests can be done that indicate the presence of carbohydrates, fats and proteins like using the indicator iodine to detect starch (a carbohydrate). Evidence Plants use food • Plants that start from a seed use the food inside the seed to grow roots, stems and leaves. • The seed coat shrivels and falls off as the food is used up. Evidence Plants store food • Plant structures such as seeds, roots, nuts and fruits contain nutrients and have calories. Evidence Plants store food • As the plant matures, the size of the fruit, nut root and/or seed increases indicating food storage »Extra food is stored in the roots, leaves and seeds. Complete your I can statement: • Explain the process (give evidence) of how plants make, use, and store food.