Weather & the Way it Works

How weather affects plant growth

Vocabulary

Before you read my presentation I would like to define a few key terms.

Meteorology: Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere.

Weather: The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.

Temperature: The degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, esp. as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch.

Rainfall: The fall of rain -how much/little-.

Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy, normally from the sun, into chemical energy that can be later released to fuel the organisms' activities.

Xylem: The vascular tissue in plants that conducts water and dissolved nutrients upward from the root and also helps to form the woody element in the stem.

So, what do all of these things have to do with the growth of plants?

The answer is everything! Temperature, and rainfall truly determine the fate of all plant life on Earth.

Here are the reasons why: