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Experiments With Plants

Experiments With Plants

by Christine TaylorButler

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of "A True Book" series, this is a short book with experiments in seed and plant growth. The first chapter is a cursory introduction to botany: "The earth is filled with plants. There are more species of plants in the world than animals. Plants help clean the air. They produce the oxygen humans need to breathe. Their roots hold soil in place...Humans could not survive without plants." The second part of the chapter explains the scientific method. Unfortunately, author Butler skips the concept of multiple trials both in the introduction and later in the experiments. The experiments look at sprouting seeds, measuring root growth, and investigating stems. While none of these projects are really original—it must be almost impossible to have a basic experiment that is really original—they are presented in a clear fashion with bright pictures and well-written explanations. Other parts of the book include a timeline of plants on Earth and a brief description of unusual meat-eating plants. Overall, these are attractive books with kid friendly experiments. I just wish they had put in multiple trials, especially with plant experiments. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Scholastic True Book Series: Experiments
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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