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ERIC Number: EJ1114979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Capturing Insects and Student Interest: First Graders Learn about Unusual Plants in Their Area in This Multimodal Investigation of Carnivorous Plants
Bradbury, Leslie; Wilson, Rachel; Pepper, Nancy; Ledford, Mitzi
Science and Children, v53 n7 p41-47 Mar 2016
Most plants are able to obtain all of the nutrients that they need from air, water, and soil; however, this is not true of carnivorous plants. Because they tend to live in boggy soils where there are small amounts of nitrogen, carnivorous plants have developed specialized structures that enable them to lure and capture insects and sometimes other small animals (ICPS 2015). Because Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all native to their state (North Carolina) and use different structures to capture their prey, the authors chose those as their focus. Studying the natural world can be fascinating for young learners and can provide an opportunity for teachers to incorporate multiple tools for science communication. In this article, the authors describe an integrated, multimodal unit around the theme of carnivorous plants (CPs) for two first-grade classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A