What is a Plant?

From the Set 21st Century Junior Library

Have you ever looked at a plant? They seem to come in many different shapes and sizes. But did you know that they all share common elements? Using hands on activities, young readers will be introduced to wonderful world of plants.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 580
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781602792722), PDF (9781602794214), ePub (9781631881886), Hosted ebook (9781602794214H), Kindle (9781624319907)
Copyright 2009
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
Graphics

School Library Journal

These colorful, cleanly designed books incorporate activities designed to exercise basic science skills, such as observation, estimation, and comparison, but are uneven in quality. In the first book, seed, spore, bulb, cutting, and division are given the once-over; while the text states that tulips and daffodils grow from bulbs, there is no explanation of how bulbs are formed. Flowers neglects to identify and label the parts of a flower, concentrating instead on seeds and pollination. Sunlight identifies the three basic needs of plants and provides a very simple summary of photosynthesis and the movement of food and nutrients through a plant’s vascular system"“without using the words "photosynthesis" or “vascular.” Plants We Eat, Trees, and Healing Plants are stronger titles, offering basic overviews of their topics. However, while the photographs are clear and informative, all of the books suffer from a lack of labeled diagrams.

Author: Pam Rosenberg

Pam Rosenberg has written more than 30 books for young people. A former teacher and corporate trainer, she currently works full time as a writer and editor. She lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • Plants Everywhere
  • Roots, Stems, and Leaves
  • Growing New Plants
  • Grow and Learn
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author