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ERIC Number: EJ1148877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Try This: Plant Leaf Exploration
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v63 n2 p7-11 Jun 2017
Plants are often overlooked in favour of animals when teaching about living things. Focusing on familiar animals that share human characteristics helps young children learn about similar features. Examining plants for their differences, though, helps foster wonder. In the author's experience, children find it intriguing that plants need "food" to survive but do not have to eat. Many plants have interesting features that children's attention can be drawn to. Drip tips are one example that young children can easily explore.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A