Editor’s Note: Plants and Their Partners by: Chris Ohana

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Plants are a ubiquitous piece of the elementary science curriculum. By the time they reach middle school, students have often grown enough bean seeds to feed a small city. Often these lessons don’t “grow” deeper ideas from the basic observations of plant germination. To cultivate your students' understanding of plants, this month's column sheds light on a selection of engaging activities in this issue, which is devoted to the theme, "Plants and their Partners."

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  • on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:06 PM

The editor of this journal ties together the articles for this issue and brings up good points - while many students observe plants growing in elementary, what deeper thinking goes into analyzing those observations - there are so many opportunities for learning! And the author brings up some ideas that are not addressed in the articles mentioned for this issue.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)

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