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Botany

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Lifelab at UCSC

LifeLab describes how a school can turn a patch of its open space into a living garden for investigating not only botany but also interaction of plants in different kinds of soils. Especially for students who may not have a backyard to grow things this use of school grounds is a wonderful way to level the playing field.

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The Great Plant Escape

The Great Plant Escape, appropriate for very young children, is similar to LifeLab's content. Presented as mysteries, a half-dozen experiments, like "Is it dust, dirt, dandruff or a seed?", are illustrated. Its audience, too, are urban schoolchildren.

The Secret Social Life of Plants

Plants communicate among themselves. This video shows the how and why.

You'll never look at a lawnmower the same way again.

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Botanical Art & Artists

The images and drawings make Botany interesting to a wide range of students.

This site provides in-depth resources and compendium of botanical art past and present for anyone interested in botanical art. It will be of special interest to budding botanical artists.

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Leafsnap

Leafsnap, developed by researchers from Columbia,Maryland and the Smithsonian, students can compare sample leaves in New York City and Washington with those in this database.

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The National Gardening Association

Garden, home of the National Garden Association, contains K-12 curricula and information on topics such as grasses, fungi and butterfly gardens.

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Xray at University of Michigan

At Xray radiographic displays of flowers and plants reveal a perspective and contents not found in most charts.

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Fast Plants

Fast Plants was developed as research tool at the University of Wisconsin and has been used by K-12 teachers around the world for nearly 30 years as an educational model. They have selected seeds and growing methods that can show the complete life cycle of a plant in just a few weeks. Check out their extensive Digital Library.

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Protecting Native Plants

The post looks at the impact of invasive plant species and illustrates the adaptation of non-native vegetation in different ecological environments.

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What Tree Is That?

The Arbor Day Foundation provides this unique resource that allows you to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces. Grab a leaf and try it.

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