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Safety First!

Before going in nature to observe plants and trees, it is wise to be aware of the few plant species that can cause health problems, such as poison ivy. Read this article from MEC to learn more and make sure your day in nature is fun.

How does water move up a plant?

How does water move up a plant?

Do an experiment with celery to learn about the structures that help plants take up water.
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How does water move up a plant?

How do I construct a terrarium?

How do I construct a terrarium?

You can make your own terrarium for growing plants!
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How do I construct a terrarium?

Bee exiting a bee house

Design & Build a Bee House

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple bee house to provide a nest for solitary bees in a garden environment.
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Design & Build a Bee House

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Why are peas and corn classed as starches on food guides?

Learn how test foods for starch.
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Why are peas and corn classed as starches on food guides?

Is a green apple always green?

Is a green apple always green?

What does light have to do with colour? Observe some colourful fruit under different conditions to learn why we see the colours we see!
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Is a green apple always green?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

Explore the chemistry behind why bananas turn brown. Can chemistry also help prevent this?
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How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

Even more experiments on the Tomatosphere website!

You can also learn about people that work with plants as part of their jobs

 

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Dissect a flower and other plant experiments for kids
This page from Science Sparks has many plant experiments

Plant Identification Apps: Yard Mapping for Kids
This page on the Share-it Science website has the instructions for mapping your own backyard or a playground's plant species.

Regrowing vegetables from scraps
This page from the What we do Daily blog has a simple experiment on how to regrow vegetables from leftover parts.

10 Best Plant Science Activities for Kids
This page by Kidpillar has 10 experiments to do with plants

Easy plant science experiments for the classroom
This page by the Learning Tree Project has 10 plant experiments that can be done in class.