Goodbye Sunshine

There’s a bright future for farming…  in the dark? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Life on earth depends on the sun. You know it, I know it… FARMERS… KNOW IT. But photosynthesis–how crops use sunlight to synthesize fuel from carbon dioxide and water–is actually

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All-Powerful Algae

Don’t forget to water your … computer?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most of the electricity we use comes from fossil fuels. . . and that’s not good for our warming planet. Is there another way? Indeed! For truly GREEN energy, how about plants?

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Green Light Plant Flight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s a – scientist in a helicopter!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Living beings, like plants, reflect light in unique spiral patterns into the environment. Non-living things — like buildings and bridges – not so

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Rice the Flag

Rice field

When the flag goes up – it’s suppertime! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flag leaves are the last leaves to appear on a rice plant – signaling that it’s ready to produce food! They also contribute around HALF the nutrients we get in rice.

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Plantasia

Plants with bugs? And not the creepy crawly kind! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plants use sunlight and carbon dioxide to make their food through a process called photosynthesis. But the process is buggy! Plants can accidentally grab oxygen INSTEAD of carbon dioxide. And

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Going Green

It isn’t easy eating green! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Eastern coastal waters are home to pretty green sea slugs, called eastern emerald elysia. They look like leaves! What’s more, these marine animals eat algae, a plant. Then somehow they use the algae to

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