Plants Are Alive!

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Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
Whether it's planting a garden in the backyard or sowing a seed in a plastic cup placed on a classroom windowsill, watching a seed grow into a plant is a fascinating, and educational, childhood activity. This fact-filled softcover book starts with the seed and goes on to explain how all parts of a plant work together to help it grow and thrive. The life cycle of a plant is explained, including the role of "friendly helpers" such as bees, who carry pollen from flower to flower. Scientific concepts are explained in simple, kid-friendly language. The books uses full-color photos of flowers, plants, roots and seeds in close-up to make these ideas clearer to young readers. The book includes a "words to know" glossary, a note for adults wishing to do a simple plant experiment with youngsters, and a resource guide to books and websites for those wishing to learn more about plants. A great addition for classroom or library collections! Reviewer: Dianne Ochiltree
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778742241
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 850,560
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Living things 4

Plant parts 6

The roots 8

The stem 10

The leaves 12

Flowers 14

A plant's life cycle 16

Sprout to seedling 18

Making seeds 20

Friendly helpers 22

Words to know 24

Notes for adults and an experiment 24

Learn more 24

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