Great for elementary and middle school as an intro to new material. Not all plants look like trees and bushes, but they do all make their own food. In this article, students will read how algae and moss are some of the simplest plants and need to live close to water since they don't have systems in their bodies to distribute water. Ferns were the first plants to have leaves and are better adapted to living away from the water, since they have a vascular system.
Vocab words: autotrophs, moss, algae, ferns
Check out 300+ articles just like this, written at 7 reading levels here