From Seed to Plant
Jun 30, 2009
The hard outside part of the seed is called a seed coat. The seed coat protects the seed. But if you remove the seed coat and carefully pull the seed apart, you can see a tiny plant growing inside. Look, there's the root. And I see the leaves. The seed opens up under the ground and the tiny plant begins to grow. The root grows down. And the stem grows up. When the plant comes up through the ground, new leaves start to grow. This small new plant is called a seedling. The leaves are filled with green chlorophyll. And the chlorophyll takes some sunlight, air. And water, and starts to make its own food.