Growing New Plants
From the Set 21st Century Junior Library
Some plants in your garden grow every year. Other plants grow all summer but do not return in the spring. Why? Making New Plants explores the various ways that plants grow and reproduce. Using hands on activities, students will gain a better understanding of how plants reproduce
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.1|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602792791), PDF (9781602794283), ePub (9781631881947), Hosted ebook (9781602794283H), Kindle (9781624319969)|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
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: Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson is a Master Gardener. She enjoys yoga, reading, and antiquing. She lives with her husband and black Labrador retriever near Memphis, Tennessee.
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