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Name: Elizabeth
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Age: 10
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Date: 11/20/2004


Question:
why do leaves give off water?


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Leaves "give off" water or "transpire" in some ways similar to how people "give off" water or "perspire" or "sweat." Plants need water to grow and make food in the process called "photosynthesis." Carbon dioxide (in the air) + water + sunlight energy = food (a sugar called glucose) + oxygen (in the air).

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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