Misconception MEM119:

Water is food for plants (Horizon, n.d.; Lee & Diong, 1999; Vaz et al., 1997, Wandersee, 1983).

Items that test for misconception MEM119
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ME004012

A plant's food are the sugars that it makes--not minerals, water, or carbon dioxide.

18%

Items that test for misconception MEM119 in other key ideas

ME159001

Water is not a souce of food for plants and animals because food must contain molecules that have carbon atoms linked to other carbon atoms, and water molecules do not have carbon atoms linked to other carbon atoms.

62%