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The Great Plant Escape

The Great Plant Escape

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Parts of Plants Each part of a plant has a very important function. All plants produce flowers for the same reason: to make seeds so another plant can grow. Leaves: These are the parts of the plant where food is made by photosynthesis. Leaves take in carbon dioxide from the air, water from the soil, and energy from the sunlight. During photosynthesis, the leaves use light energy to change carbon dioxide and water into food. Butterfly Life Cycle: Article with Lots of Pictures Bees in Hive The Butterfly Life Cycle Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle in detail, including all four stages of life.

Flower Anatomy Printout EnchantedLearning.comFlower Anatomy The Flower: The flower is the reproductive unit of some plants (angiosperms). Parts of the flower include petals, sepals, one or more carpels (the female reproductive organs), and stamens (the male reproductive organs). Teacher Resources: Water Science School (USGS) USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS The USGS Water Science School Teacher Resources for Water Science, USGS The Water Cycle We have a water-cycle for schools section with a diagram and an online, interactive version aimed at three age-levels of students. Files for printing: PDF (2 Mb poster) | Image (11x17 inch) | Image (poster)

SAPS Primary Resources Homepage All you need to teach plant biology in the primary classroom: a series of 6 booklets covering science, literacy, numeracy and gardening, with plenty of thought-provoking and hands-on activities. See the resource How to start plants from seed indoors to transplant in the garden later Andrea Levy, The PD With visions of plump, juicy tomatoes, crisp cauliflower and sunny marigolds dancing in their heads, some gardeners spend late winter sowing seeds indoors and pampering their emerging beauties until it's warm enough to move them outdoors. These indoor gardeners like to get growing early for several reasons. Amusement Park Physics Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. You won't need to compute any formulas.

Cell Models: An Interactive Animation Nucleolus: The prominent structure in the nucleus is the nucleolus. The nucleolus produces ribosomes, which move out of the nucleus and take positions on the rough endoplasmic reticulum where they are critical in protein synthesis. Cytosol: The cytosol is the "soup" within which all the other cell organelles reside and where most of the cellular metabolism occurs. How to Make a Cloud What is a cloud exactly? We look at them every day, but few of us realize what they are made of. In a nutshell, clouds are collections of tiny water droplets, formed when the warm air that is being heated by the sun's rays meets the cold, damp air coming up off the cold ground. Little water drops form into clouds.

Gardening for Primary Schools - suggestions for investigations The FSC fold-out chart Gardening for Primary Schools encourages teachers and children to get their hands dirty and do some real gardening. The fold-out chart aims to help primary school teachers set up and maintain a horticultural garden in which children can grow flowers and vegetables. The chart provides information on planning the garden with advice on basic gardening techniques for growing a range of plants. Related topics include composting and there is a useful garden calendar. Some packets of seeds are supplied with each chart to help you start gardening right away.

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