Hey, Dr. Science-Patterson! How do plants nourish themselves? – Plant Lover in Prior Springs, MI
Dear, Plant Lover A plant will first acquire its “food” (really just the sunlight) and “put it in its mouth” and “chew and swallow” “it.”
Hey, Dr. Science-Patterson! Hey, one of my friends told me that the tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. I was very surprised to hear this. Is it true? – Wonderin’ in Wichita, KS
Dear, Wonderin’ in Wichita The scientific definition of fruit is that it be stuff like apples and oranges and all that. The tomato does not belong to this category (or, if it did, it would be very surprising).