Many Uses of Plants
Learners research and discuss non-food plant products that are in common use, and mark on a world map the name of the country where the plant is grown.
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Natural Resources, and Human Uses of Plants and Animals
As part of their study of the restoration projects on Santa Cruz Island, class members demonstrate their understanding of the connections among plant life, animals, and the actions of humans by crafting a model that reveals these...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Transport in Plants, Part 1: Xylem and Phloem
Humans use their hearts and circulatory systems to move things through their bodies, but plants also have a transport system. The first video in a three-part series introduces the xylem and phloem. It explains what each part moves, which...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Amazing Ways Plants Defend Themselves
Plants can't run away from their predators, so they develop unique ways to defend themselves. The video presents many different defensive techniques that plants use. It also discusses how animals respond to these traits.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plants Use An Internet Made of Fungus
If a tree is infected with bugs in a forest, can it warn the neighboring trees? Amazingly, this communication happens regularly. Scholars observe the phenomenon and learn how scientists discovered the way fungus works as a neural network...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Identification and Classification of Grassland Plants
Take learning outside and start classifying grasslands. Young ecologists observe grassland plants in order to classify them into the appropriate species by family. They note their characteristics and where they grow. A true field...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed