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Life on Earth as we know it is dependent on plants. This chapter will help you provide some of these initial experiences for students, but these lessons certainly do not constitute a complete unit on the plant kingdom. In each lesson, students will manipulate some part of a plant or make direct observations, and this will be much more likely to ignite student learning than reading about plants in a textbook.
Lessons in this chapter include:
• How Plants Use Water
• What Plants Get From Different Soils
• Comparing Leaves
• Comparing Seeds
• Flowering Plant Dissection
• Carnivorous Plant Dissection
• How Humans Use Plants
• Using Plants to Make Dyes