Plants

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Discover the science behind Plants. You will learn about roots, stems, and leaves. You will also find out why we nee plants to survive.

The Science Behind makes learning core science curriculum fun! Each title in the series breaks down one t in a clear and understandable way. Features of the series include amazing diagrams, eye-popping photographs, engaging fact boxes, and "try it yourself" activities.

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Overview

Discover the science behind Plants. You will learn about roots, stems, and leaves. You will also find out why we nee plants to survive.

The Science Behind makes learning core science curriculum fun! Each title in the series breaks down one t in a clear and understandable way. Features of the series include amazing diagrams, eye-popping photographs, engaging fact boxes, and "try it yourself" activities.

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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Plants play an important role in human and animal survival. They provide us with food, such as fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables. Trees are used to build houses and furniture. Plants also release oxygen in the air, which humans and animals need to survive. Although plants grow like humans and animals, they cannot move around. Instead, they are rooted in the ground. Most grow in the soil, but some grow in the water. They produce their own food from air, water, minerals, and sunlight. Plants have parts called the root, stem, and leaves. Before plants can grow, they begin with a seed. Seeds come in various sizes and shapes. The parts of a seed are called seed coat, embryo, and endosperm. For a seed to sprout, it needs heat and water before it can become a seedling and young plant. All plants need water, minerals, space, air, and sunlight. They make their own food from photosynthesis. This process uses water, air, and energy from the sun. To protect themselves from animals eating them, certain plants have developed ways to stay safe. For example, nettles have stinging leaves, roses have thorns, and poison ivy is covered with poisonous oil. People need to take care of the environment so plants will have what they need to live, such as clean air, water, and space to grow. Large, vivid, color illustrations and photographs correspond with the text. The images enhance the story and they are appropriate for the age group. A glossary is included to introduce words that may be unfamiliar to readers. Also included are a fun home experiment, further resources list, and index. Reviewer: Tina Chan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410944955
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Science Behind Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 361,470
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Plants Are All Around Us 4

What Is a Plant? 6

Plant Parts 8

It Starts with a Seed 12

Growing Plants 16

Staying Alive 20

Making More Plants 22

We Need Plants! 24

Try It Yourself 26

Glossary 28

Find Out More 30

Index 32

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