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ERIC Number: EJ828722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Plants on the Move
Bricker, Mary
Science and Children, v46 n6 p24-28 Feb 2009
When it comes to directly interacting with and doing experiments with organisms, plants have some distinct advantages over animals. Their diversity and accessibility allows students to use them in experiments, thus practicing important science inquiry skills. This article describes an investigation that was designed to help students appreciate the relationships between the form and function of plant structures as they experimentally test plant adaptation. In this simple classroom experiment, fifth- and sixth-grade students examined and compared different types of seeds and investigated which seeds travel farthest on the wind. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A