Our summer kids’ event is inspired by The Lorax – the blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message. We’re also offering extra Lorax fun on our Blog to keep your kids happy over the holidays.
In the movie, The Lorax is the guardian of a forest of truffula trees. When the Once-ler chops down the forest all the animals, such as the brown barb-a-loots, have to find a new home and all that is left is an empty valley. Humans, meanwhile, live in the town of Thneedville, where everything is made of plastic and people have almost forgotten what plants are!
Why plants are important
The picture below shows how important plants are to everyone. Through a process called photosynthesis, plants use energy in sunlight to turn a gas called carbon dioxide and water into sugar. Plants then use this sugar to grow. At the same time, plants produce a gas called oxygen as a waste product, which is lucky for us and other animals because we need oxygen to breathe!
Photosynthesis diagram for kids
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