Why Are Leaves Green? Part 1

You’ve probably learned that leaves are green because they’re full of a green molecule called chlorophyll – it’s the reason for the greenness of plants, from moss-green moss to grass-green grass to ever-green evergreens. And the reason chlorophyll is so incredibly popular–showing up in nearly every plant on Earth–is that it’s good at soaking up […]

Plants vs Solar Panels: Which is better at capturing solar energy? | We The Curious

This is an aquatic plant called pondweed, and we can see that it’s making tiny bubbles of gas. This gas is oxygen and all plants produce it in a process called photosynthesis. The word photosynthesis comes from the Greek meaning ‘light’ and ‘putting together’. Plants use the energy in sunlight to make sugars, out of […]