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How Does a Plant Grow?
     

How Does a Plant Grow?

by Lawrence F. Lowery, Phil Smith (Illustrator)
 

Children don’t have to be botanists-in-training to discover the message of this book: “All plants are interesting. Even the weeds.” Young readers are sure to be intrigued by the wide variety of shapes, sizes, and functions in flowers, fruit trees, and all sorts of other flora. How Does a Plant Grow? will inspire children to be newly

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Children don’t have to be botanists-in-training to discover the message of this book: “All plants are interesting. Even the weeds.” Young readers are sure to be intrigued by the wide variety of shapes, sizes, and functions in flowers, fruit trees, and all sorts of other flora. How Does a Plant Grow? will inspire children to be newly alert to the many wonders of the plant world, from how seeds sprout to why leaves turn to the light to the vital roles of stems and roots. How Does a Plant Grow? is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of plants, animals, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of five in the “I Wonder Why” series focusing on various topics including the plant growth, sound, animal adaptation and standard measures. Endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association and originally published in 1969, this title begins with an introduction explaining the purpose of the series to teachers and parents as well as describing the different approaches used to spark students’ interest. This edition focuses on how plants grow in a very generalized way. Without giving specific information about any plant in particular, the language of the text describes opposing characteristics of different plants. For example, plants may be short or tall, have smooth leaves or rough ones, or may be yellow or brown. The rhyming text seems more appropriate for younger children, so children up to age eleven, which the book advertises, may find it childish. The color illustrations portray young children around plants but are not specific. They seem more like illustrations for a fairy tale than ones explaining different plant characteristics. A handbook for parents and teachers is included at the end of the book providing an outline of its goals and several hands-on activities. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.; Ages 4 to 8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030811722
Publisher:
Holt McDougal
Publication date:
01/01/1969
Pages:
32

Meet the Author


Lawrence Lowery taught in the Oakland, CA, public schools before becoming a professor of science education at the University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 40 years’ experience creating science activities and programs, developing curricula, and writing articles and books, including the NSTA Press publication The Everyday Science Sourcebook and the I Wonder Why series.

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