Plants for Kids  

                                     

               Overview - http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/
                           http://answers.mheducation.com/biology/biology/plant-kingdom

               Botany -
http://www.botany.org/resources/botany.php

 Algae      
        Algae and Seaweed
http://www.seaweed.ie/
 
       Slide Show Introduction to Algae - http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/presents/algae1/index.htm
        Algae, an introduction - http://www.nmnh.si.edu/botany/projects/algae/introduction.htm
        UCMP Berkeley - green algae -
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/greenalgae/greenalgae.html
                           
red algae - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/protista/rhodophyta.html
                                  kelp/brown algae -
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/chromista/phaeophyta.html
        Algae: The Forgotten Treasure of Tidepools -
           http://web.archive.org/web/20050827171508/http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/algae/algae.html
      
 Algae - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae
        Algae from Keith Davey -
http://www.mesa.edu.au/friends/seashores/algae.html

Cacti - Desert Plants and Wildflowers from DesertUSA - http://www.desertusa.com/flora.html
        
Cacti from Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/types/cactus/
      
  CactiGuide - click on the name - http://cactiguide.com/ 
         Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus
         Biology - http://cactus.biology.dal.ca/biology.html
          

Carnivorous Plants - Steve C's Carnivorous Plants -
http://www.steveconrad.co.uk/bog/
                      W.P. Armstrong - http://waynesword.palomar.edu/carnivor.htm
                      Botanical Society of America -  Carnivorous Plants -   
                            
http://botany.org/newsite/publications/carnivorousPlants/carnivorousPlants.php
                           
http://www.botany.org/bsa/misc/carn.html

                      The Carnivorous Plant FAQ -
http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq1040.html

Classification of Plants -
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/classify/classify.html

Ferns - brief introduction - http://www.amerfernsoc.org/lernfrnl.html
         
about  - http://www.home.aone.net.au/byzantium/ferns/about.html
         
another introduction - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/pterophyta/pteridopsida.html
         
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern
         
Botanical.org - http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/f/ferns-08.html
         
American Fern Society - http://amerfernsoc.org/

Flowering Plants -
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/trmar98.htm
       Flowering plant anatomy coloring page -
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/label/plant/
       Berkeley -
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/anthophyta/anthophyta.html  

Fungi - Fun Facts About Fungi -
http://www.herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/funfacts/factindx.htm
         More Fungi -  http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/fungi.html

Herbs - Mrs. Seagraves - http://webspace.webring.com/people/gu/um_8517/historyherbs.htm
         
Herbs for Kids - http://www.kathimitchell.com/herbs.htm

Hydroponics - Basics -
http://www.growingedge.com/kids/educators/index.html
                Easy systems to try -
http://www.growingedge.com/basics/easyplans/plans.html
                In the Classroom - http://www.kidsgardening.org/node/3760
                                     http://www.hydroponics101.com/sw58046.php

Lichens - North American - http://www.lichen.com/

                               http://www.sharnoffphotos.com/index.html
           Lichenland - http://ocid.nacse.org/lichenland/LichenLite/index.php
           
Intro to Lichens - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/lichens/lichens.html
           Lovable Lichens -
http://www.earthlife.net/lichens/intro.html

Mosses - UMass - http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/mosses.html
           
http://www.perspective.com/nature/plantae/bryophytes.html
           Mosses from Backyard Nature - http://www.backyardnature.net/mosses.htm
           
Intro to Bryophyta - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/bryophyta/bryophyta.html

Mushrooms - mycoElectronica 
http://www.mv.com/ipusers/dhabolt/dad/mushroom.html

Plant Growth and Structure - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts1a.html
              Plant Growth -
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/botany/physiology.html
              Plant Parts -
http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/botany/plantparts.html
              Structure -
http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPLANTANAT.html

Photosynthesis - (easy)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/didyouknow_photosynthesis.shtml   
                        
 http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_photosynthesis.html
                          
http://library.thinkquest.org/3715/photo3.html

       (more detailed)
 http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/photosyn.htm
                        
http://www.realtrees4kids.org/sixeight/letseat.htm
                        
http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookPS.html


Poisonous Plants - http://www.nhstateparks.com/poisonplant.html

                        http://www.fasthealth.com/goto.php?url=www.hitchcock.org/dhmc/webpage.cfm?org_id=100
                    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/publications/poison/poison.html
                   
http://www.ncpoisoncenter.org/body.cfm?id=123                             

Seeds - 
http://theseedsite.co.uk/seedparts.html
         
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case3/c3facts1.html
         http://www.kidzone.ws/science/is-seeds.htm

Trees - What Tree Is It? http://www.oplin.org/tree/
                             http://www.arborday.org/trees/treeid.cfm (scroll down to online tree id)
                           
 http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/forsite/idtree.htm
                             http://forestry.usu.edu/htm/treeid/
                             http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/leaf/Pages/LEAF-Tree-Identification-Cards.aspx
                             http://trees.luidp.net/en/index.php?mod=main/Menus/identification
         Dichotomous Key - http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=3&detID=2829
                              http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/veg/treekey/index.htm

     
   Trees Are Terrific - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees1/index.html 
         
Common Tree ID - http://forestry.about.com/cs/treeid/a/100_trees_id.htm
         Basics of Tree ID from Virginia Tech - http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/forsite/Idtree.htm


Weeds - Weed Identification -
http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/weedid/
                                   http://weeds.cropsci.illinois.edu/weedid.htm
                                   http://www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/index.htm
            NH Garden Weeds - http://www.preen.com/weeds/nh

      4-H weed identification - http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-247-W.pdf              


Wildflowers - http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/leeci_unet/
                http://www.newhampshirewildflowers.com/
                http://www.nenature.com/Wildflowers.htm
                http://uswildflowers.com/stateref.php?State=NH
                http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/wildflowers.html
                http://www.mywildflowers.com/
            

    Wildflower Coloring books -
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/kids/coloring/index.shtml
                                       
            http://www.nps.gov/plants/color/


The Great Plant Escape - learn about plants - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/gpe.html

The Seedy Side of Plants from PBS - Travel, Adaption, Control -  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/plants/

From Seed to Plant - http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=509&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3
Soil -
http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=507&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3
Pollination -
http://www.monroe2boces.org/programs.cfm?sublevel=518&subsubpage=82&subpage=54&master=3

All About Plants from Enchanted Learning - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/printouts.shtml

The Main Parts of a Plant with activities, crosswords, and matching games
http://www.botanical-online.com/lasplantasangles.htm

Botany for Kids - http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/science/plants/index.shtml

Plants database - http://plants.usda.gov/java/
Plant Fact Sheets by Common or Scientific Name
   
http://plants.usda.gov/checklist.html

        Desert Plants - http://www.desertusa.com/flora.html
                        
 http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert_plant_page.htm
                         
http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/desert/index.htm
                         
http://library.thinkquest.org/26634/desert/plant.htm
                         
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/desert-biome-animals-and-plants.html
                         
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/biomedes2.htm
 

        Rainforest Plants - http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/plants/index.htm
                            
http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants.html
                            
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm
                            
http://www.rainforesteducation.com/
                             http://rainforest-australia.com/Rainforest_Plants.htm
                            
http://kids.mongabay.com/
                             http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/what.html

        Floral Radiographs - another "look" at plants
       
   http://www-personal.umich.edu/~agrxray/

        Science for Kids - Plants
       
   http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/plants/plantsintro.htm

        Fall Leaves Activities from Education World
      
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson024.shtml



Lesson Plans and Projects for the Classroom:
How Does A Green Plant grow?
        
http://naturalsciences.sdsu.edu/ta/classes/lab2.1/index.html

Lessons with Plants - http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson259.shtml

Thinkquest Plants and Our Environment -
http://library.thinkquest.org/3715/?tqskip1=1

Indoor Grow Lab - http://home.insightbb.com/~g.mager/Growlab/Growlab-curric.html

Learning About Seeds Unit of Study -
http://www.life.uiuc.edu/boast1/sciencelessons/seeds.htm

Fun Activities Using Seeds -
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/chbi0100.htm

Mold terrarium from the Exploratorium
      
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/mold.html

Plant Parts-Salad Game - match the part to your salad ingredients - http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/vegquiz/plantparts.html

ScienceNetLinks - Classification - http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/classification-2-a-touch-of-class/
                     Food Chains - http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cycle-of-life-1-food-chain/
                     Food Webs - http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cycle-of-life-2-food-webs/
                     Plant Parents - http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/plants-1-plant-parents/
                     Plant propagation - http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/plants-2-plant-propagation/

Books About Plants - http://teacher.scholastic.com/grade/grades12/mar_booklist.htm
                        http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/sites/onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/files/Childrens_Booklist.pdf
                        http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/books-teaching-about-plants-and-trees
                        http://delightfulchildrensbooks.com/2011/12/15/trees/

Books About Gardening - http://www.kathimitchell.com/MGSgarden/resources.htm#Gardening4Kids
                            http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/picturebooks/tp/garden.htm

Classroom Herb Activities from Mrs. Seagraves -
http://webspace.webring.com/people/gu/um_8517/herbs.htm

Plant lesson Plans - http://www.squidoo.com/botany-plants-trees-flowers-lesson-plans
                      http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/science/contents_plants.htm

Botany for Kids - http://pinterest.com/ajwoods/botany-for-kids/


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