Different Uses of Plants and Trees for Kids

Different Uses of Plants for Kids: Plants are very important and useful for us. All living things depend on plants for survival either directly or indirectly. In this article, we will discuss the different uses of plants for kids. Below are the 10 most important uses of plants:

Uses of Plants
Uses of Plants

1. Food from different parts of plants – We get food such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, and flowers from plants.

  • We eat roots of some plants like beetroot, carrot, radish, etc.
  • Leaves of some plants like spinach, radish, lettuce, fenugreek, etc. are eaten by us. They are rich source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Seeds of some plants are used as cereals and pulses. We eat the grains of rice, wheat, barley, jowar, millet, maize, etc. as cereals and gram, pea, lentil, etc. as pulses.
  • Fruits of some plants like mango, apple, grape, orange, etc. are used as food. They are tasty, juicy and rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • The leaves of the tea plants are dried to make tea leaves. The coffee beans of the coffee plants are roasted and crushed to make coffee powder.
  • The juice of the sugar cane plants is used to make sugar.
  • We get spices such as chillies, turmeric and pepper from plants. Spices add flavour to the food.

2. Medicines from plants – Some plants are used to make medicines. Such plants are called medicinal plants. Neem, aloe vera, tulsi, turmeric, eucalyptus, etc. are known as medicinal plants.

3. Wood from plants – We get timber and firewood from trees that are used to make furniture like tables, chairs, windows, doors, etc.

4. Rubber, gum, paper from plants – We get rubber from rubber plants. Rubber is used to make tyres, erasers, etc. Some plants give us gum as well. Paper is made from bamboo, eucalyptus, and pine plants.

5. Oil from plants – Plants give us oil for cooking and making soap. Seeds of some plants are used to extract oil. Oils from Sunflower and mustard are used for cooking whereas coconut oil, almond oil, etc are used to apply on hair.

6. Flowers and perfumes from plants – We use flowers for garlands, decor, and extracting essence to make soaps, and perfumes. Jasmine, sandalwood, rose, etc. are used to make perfumes.

7. Cotton from plants – Cotton plants give us cotton. It is used to make all types of cotton clothes pillows, towels, bedsheets, etc.

8. Fibers from plants – Some plants give us fiber. We use fiber to make ropes, jute bags, etc.

9. Manure from plants – Plant wastes are used as manure for the growth of other plants and crops.

10. Plants as pollution remover – Plants help in controlling air pollution. During the process of photosynthesis, green plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and give out oxygen to the air. We breathe in the oxygen from the air and give out carbon dioxide. Hence, the process continues and the air is saved from being polluted by carbon dioxide. We get pollution-free fresh and clean air to breathe.

Video Reference for Different Uses of Plants:

Parts of a Plant
Different Types of Plants
Photosynthesis for Kids

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