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How do plants spread their seeds?
Seeds are also known as the reproductive organ of the plant. They have many ways of spreading their seeds. Some seeds grow inside fruits. Animals eat them and the seed emerges in their dung. Some seeds, such as nuts and grains, are...
Why do stems grow up and roots grow down?
Why do stems grow up and roots grow down? Stems are meant so that plant can stand upright and roots are meant so that water and other essential substances are absorbed from the earth. Plants can respond to the Earth's gravity, which...
Which plants catch animals in underwater bladders?
Bladderworts using suction traps catch their prey. Their leaves have a number of small bladders. A tiny animal is sucked in and dies that comes too close to bladders. Most bladderworts that drift near the surface of ponds and lakes are...
Which plants stink?
Some plants stink so as to attract insect pollinators in an unusual way. They stink like rotting meat instead of smelling sweetly. This attracts pollinating flies. Malayan plant Rafflesia is one of the best-known stinking flowers. It is...
Do plants feel?
Yes plants do feel and they react to light and gravity. They also react to touch and sound. Plants are sensitive to certain stimuli. But they cannot feel pain or emotion as people do. The leaves suddenly droop if disturbed of the plant...
Why do some plants lose their leaves in autumn?
To avoid water loss most of the plants shed their leaves in autumn. A large number of trees shed their leaves in order to survive the cold during winter. They lie dormant for several months. The soil in temperate regions of the world is...
Why does mistletoe grow on trees?
To be as near to the light as possible mistletoe grows high up in the branches of trees. It takes the water it needs from the sapwood of its host tree in order to survive. The mistletoe plant is a partial parasite. It can be found on...
How do climbing plants hold on?
These are the plant which climbs with the help of a support. Using tendrils, hooks or suckers they climb. Or even they may just coil around other plants. Climbing plants save the energy to reach the light and use the stems of other plants...
How do alpine plants survive the cold?
Alpine plants survive because they are mostly small and they often have coverings of hair. They have to survive biting cold winds, low rainfall and poor soil. Alpines are generally small and low- growing. Many alpines are ground-hugging...
How do some plants sting and scratch?
In order to survive from the plant-eating animals some plants defend themselves. Plant use thorns, spines, prickle and stings as their defenses. The edges of their leaves are armed with sharp spines. Gorse and cacti leaves are modified...
How do plants make food?
With the help of sunlight and chlorophyll plants are able to make their own food. The process of making food is called as photosynthesis. They build up food sugars using light energy, carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis takes place...
How do parasitic plants get their food?
  Parasitic plants are those plants, which depends entirely on other plants for their food and nourishment. Parasitic plants are those that. live on other plants without giving any benefit to their hosts in any way. They have no...
How do plants breathe?
Oxygen is taken in by the plants which is used to break down food sugars, releasing energy and carbon dioxide. This process is called respiration. The process of respiration is exactly opposite of photosynthesis. During photosynthesis...
What is a plant?
Plant is also known as oxygen factory. Plant makes its own food by the process of photosynthesis. Cellulose cell walls are there in nearly all plants. Plants feed, grow, breathe and get rid of waste materials, like all living things....
What are flowering plants?
The plants that have leaves as well as flowers are called as flowering plants. They produce their reproductive organs in he form of flowers. This is a very huge group of plants that includes a wide range of herbaceous (green-stemmed)...
How do we have days and nights?
    At any point of time, half the Earth is facing the Sun towards its light which will experience day. The other half is shaded, experiencing night. The Earth rotates on its axis which takes 24 hours. During...
Where does frost come from?
A coating of ice crystals is called frost. Frost forms when the temperature is low enough for water vapour in the air to condense as ice instead of water droplets. Frost is nothing but small crystals of ice, which clings to any surface...
What are glaciers?
Glaciers appear when there is more snowfall than it melts every year. ...
Where are the biggest icebergs found?
Iceberg is the huge piece of ice, which floats on water. The icebergs are the tabular ice that breaks away from Antarctica. The largest ever seen was with over 31,000 square kilometers (bigger than Belgium). The tallest iceberg ever seen...
Where are the world's coldest places?
The Upper Grindelwald Glacier and the Schreckhorn, showing accumulation and ablation zones
What causes fog?
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Why do we see rainbows in rainy season?
  Sunlight is made up of seven colors. When there are enough water particles in air an...
Which is the saltiest sea?
The Dead Sea is the world's saltiest sea, which is located on the borders of Israel and Jordan. It is 10 times saltier than the average ocean. The Dead Sea has no exit. Most of its water comes from the north, from the River Jordan. The...
How are waves generated in the sea?
In any part of the world, seas are never still. Rarely, that too in some part of the world, seas are completely still. In fact, waves are the result of the wind blowing across the surface of the water. The wind drags the water...
When was the first atlas produced?
Atlas is the collection of the maps of different countries. Gerardus Mercator in 1585 published the first collection of maps which was called atlas. Maps were hand-made until printing was invented, which was very expensive. Latin version...
Do you have the strength to bend a rock?
  Yes, rocks can certainly bend but surely not with any human effort. It is hard to imagine that this solid material rock can be bent. Throughout the world, one can find large exposed areas of rock that shows clearly the...
Do you know why does a volcano erupt?
By now you should be aware that on the planet Earth all is not still. One obvious example of the Earth's internal activity is volcanoes. There are many famous instances of a volcano erupting and spewing red, hot molten rock. Perhaps the...
Where one can find volcanoes?
Volcanoes are the last thing humans want to think of. We expect you know that there are some active volcanoes even today or in the very recent past, because when one erupts it always makes the headlines in the newspapers and news...
What is epicenter of an earthquake?
Earthquakes occur where rock layers are morning against one another on a fault line. The epicenter of an earthquake is the point on the Earth's surface just above the place where the movement of the Earth's crust has caused shock waves....
Which are worst dry places on earth?
There are many dry places on earth. The photograph shows that Atacama Desert in northern Chile, where the first rain fell in 400 years in 1971. Atacama is the driest desert. The Atacama Desert is located between the Pacific Ocean and the...
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