Did you know that bears climb trees because of the sun?
|Energy from the sun creates wind and rain. The wind helps scatter seeds for new plant and tree growth. Rain provides needed water.|
|Trees and plants grow because they take energy from the sun and convert it to CHEMICAL ENERGY through a process called PHOTOSYNTHESIS. The chemical energy is stored in the plant as potential energy.|
|When a bear eats a plant, the stored energy from the plant is converted to muscle energy...|
...and the bear can climb a tree! So the sun allows the tree to grow and gives the bear the energy to climb it!