In this activity, students examine the differences between two similar plants when one plant is deprived of the power of sunlight. A plant cannot survive without sunlight because it needs light to make its own food. It does this by a process called photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is a process where plants absorb sunlight through their leaves and convert it to chemical energy. When provided with everything else a plant needs to grow and survive (water, air, soil nutrients), we can observe what happens if it has no sunlight.