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Science projects about plants
Gardner, Robert, 1929-
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Provides instructions for over thirty experiments appropriate for science fairs, involving plant physiology, reproduction, and growth.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 3.0 31498.
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QK52.6 .G37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In this volume, Robert Gardner presents experiments that will help secondary-level readers learn about the plant world. Some experiments help readers understand the process of photosynthesis. They will also learn the life cycle of plants and discover the difference between short-day and long-day flowers. Most of the projects in this book contain excellent ideas for science fair projects. All that is needed are some simple materials, most of which can be found around the home or school.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. In the latest addition to the Science Projects series, Gardner suggests experiments dealing with seeds, leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and whole plants. Each chapter begins with a general overview of the topic, followed by a number of project ideas that include discussion, lists of supplies, practical procedures, and suggestions for variations on that theme. Black-and-white line drawings provide illustrations for some of the experiments. Although many students in this age group need more detailed guidance, the book offers solid ideas for projects. For larger collections. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Two books of experiments that range from simple to relatively complex. While some of the activities can be found in other sources, Gardner does a fine job of presenting them in a clear, straightforward manner. The required materials are listed at the beginning of each experiment. Activities or parts of activities that require adult supervision are designated. Simple and uncluttered line drawings illustrate the scientific laws and principles under discussion. In many cases, the author does not explain what happened, but offers a series of questions for readers to think about instead. Physics in the Home goes from living room to kitchen to bathroom, with a side trip to the playground. Plants is organized so that activities with seeds lead to leaves, roots, flowers, and the whole plant. Each book has a list of suppliers for science projects-something that's quite useful, but not needed for most of the experiments in these books. Very good indexes and lists of suggested books and Internet sites are appended. Libraries with a need for more science-project materials will find these titles useful.-Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.