Chapter 2 - Plants

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Unit A - The World of Living Things

Chapter 2 - Plants

Explore the great diversity of plants found on the Earth. Learn to use a dichotomous key to identify plants and trees.

Nature Explorations

Activity

Nature Explorations

No matter what the weather or season, you can explore nature with these 11 challenges. See just how good your observation skills are by comparing butterflies, leaves, reptiles, fish, and more. Then record your own observations in a field journal.

Plant Morphology

Online Resource

Plant Morphology

From leaf margin and arrangement to the parts of a flower and a corn seedling, take an illustrated look at plant morphology with this collection of guides.

The Growth Patterns of Aspens

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

The Growth Patterns of Aspens

Is an aspen's diameter affected by its distance from the center of the grove? The search for the answer to this question sent this 8th-grader from Colorado on a two-year-plus expedition.

Saguaro Cactus: From Life to Death

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Saguaro Cactus: From Life to Death

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Journey to the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona with this seventh-grader for an up-close and personal look at the saguaro cactus, which can live about 200 years and grow to be almost 80 feet tall.