Science - Gr. 4.E - Plant growth and changes

Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education:Students learn about the structure and growth of plants by raising plants in the classroom and by observing plant growth within the community. They learn to recognize and describe different forms of leaves, stems, roots and flowers and learn their functions...learn that different plants have different needs,..
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A 2-minute version of the animated lesson for TED-Ed about plant communication.  Can plants talk to each other?

A version of the animated lesson for TED-Ed about plant communication. Can plants talk to each other?

Late in the summer, a bored little girl follows her grandmother onto the tundra and learns about the many tough little plants that grow there and how important they are to the Inuit.

A Walk on the Tundra: Anna Ziegler, Rebecca Hainnu, Qin Leng: 9781926569437

What If Humans Could Photosynthesize? - YouTube :Reactions explained how the human body would be different if it could photosynthesize like a plant. The video also explains how photosynthesis works, and the basic reasons why humans don’t do it.

Reactions explained how the human body would be different if it could photosynthesize like a plant. The video also explains how photosynthesis works, and t

Once covering almost 40 percent of the United States, native prairie is today one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. "Plant a Pocket of Prairie" teaches children how changes in one part of the system affect every other part: when prairie plants are destroyed, the animals who eat those plants and live on or around them are harmed as well. Root shows what happens when we work to restore the prairies, encouraging readers to "plant a pocket of prairie" in their own backyards.

Channeling Your Inner Child: Exploring Nature with Children’s Book Author Phyllis Root - Plant Talk

Presents science experiments that help determine the properties of plants, including seed germination, the anatomy of a plant, the importance of roots, and the roles of leaves and flowers.

An introduction to plants that provides information on the parts of plants, the things that make them grow, and the ways humans use them; and includes simple experiments to reinforce the scientific concepts presented.

Take a closer look at the many facets of farming -- and how kides all over the world help grow, care for and harvest the best and freshest products for their families ..

Down To Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World - (Social Responsibility Core Competency)

Introduces children to the importance of sunlight for growing plants, and describes why humans and animals depend on it to survive. [DVD] Gr.K-3.

Introduces children to the importance of sunlight for growing plants, and describes why humans and animals depend on it to survive.

Eleven-year-old Maria Luz and her family have a small farm in Honduras, but may not have enough food to sustain them for the year, so Maria's father must leave home to find work, leaving her in charge of the garden. Her new teacher shows better methods to tend her garden and increase both production and income. Includes information about global food supply and organizations that help.

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough (CitizenKid)

Explores the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, a model of sustainable food production.

Explores the cultural and environmental aspects of traditional Balinese rice farming, a model of sustainable food production.

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Understanding Photosynthesis with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science series) (Graphic Library: Graphic Science)

A look at different seeds such as nuts, beans, grains, rice and spices that are used as food. Gr.K-2.

A look at different seeds such as nuts, beans, grains, rice and spices that are used as food.

Offers practical tips and techniques for urban gardening and includes an overview of the how and why of the movement.

Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City by Hadley Dyer - Offers practical tips and techniques for urban gardening and includes an overview of the how and why of the movement.

Describes some of the ways that weeds live and grow in the most hostile environments, such as a tangle of tree roots or a crack in the cellar of an old house, where other plants cannot thrive. Gr.K-2

The Nonfiction Detectives: From the Back list: Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliot. Jenson-Elliot has penned a lovely informational picture book about how weeds disperse their seeds.

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