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Name: Matilda
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: CA
Country: N/A
Date: 8/17/2005

Dear Scientist,

I wuold like to know how does soil,dirt and compost affect plants in the way they grow.

Dear Matilda,

Many plants grow in soil. The soil provides the plants with moisture (water) and nutrients (food). The roots of the plant anchor or support the plant in the soil. The air provides the plants with carbon dioxide (to make food, grow, and to make oxygen for us).

The following might be helpful to your parents and teachers:

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

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