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Plants



New Links
3rd Grade Skills - Science - plants - prepare for testing
Identify Flower parts - Great site
Helping Plants Grow Well - interactive - fun





READING TRIPS
Just for Kids
lots of different activities.  -
Exploring the Secret Life of Trees was really good --
took  awhile to listen and has activities along the way.
Trees Are Terrific has a graphics only version and the enhanced version --
riddles are at the end. -- good  information
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Take a Hike with Henry Activity
Click on Hike (brings up a new box -- you can take a tour of the book  places)
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The Great Plant Escape
An activity that involves reading and  clicking.
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The Web of Life
a cute story that tells about the Food Chain and how plants play a part in that. 
(Read this story, told by a simple spider, about how everything needs everything else.)
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The Garden
You will find all sorts of interesting things about plants and animals here.
This is cute – You can go to the picture to make a Garden –
it’s fun, but the pictures are sensitive and sometimes move after you put them in place. 
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EDUCATIONAL
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES


Christmas Tree Facts



JUST FOR FUN GAMES
Arkansas Kids.com
check out games -- Focused on  Arkansas Facts
Hangman, Word puzzles, crossword puzzles, etc -- all online
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INFORMATION ON PLANTS

The Nature Study Online Project
How to know the Earth's Plants and Animals
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E-nature.com
Lots of information on nature
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Dandelion- Science Museum of Minnesota
A wonderful site with pictures and information about Dandelions.
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Missouri Botanical Garden Web Server  
A site with information about the botanical gardens.
There are plenty of pictures of different flowers and plants.
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PICTURES
The Secret Garden
This site contains radiographs of flowers.
The radiographs look like x-rays taken of the flowers.
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WEBQUEST INFO
Plants, Plant Life Teaching Theme
This site has lots of links that look good
which include Activities, Webquests,  Resources, Downloads,  Worksheets, etc.
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OFFLINE LESSON PLANS
FOR TEACHERS


Science Lesson Plans -- Grades 2 and 3
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Sites to further Check out



*****You've Got To Be Kidding  - a game from PBS Kids - climb the tree and
solve real life problems by choosing the best advice.  -- Great Game!
http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/yougottobekidding/


Giant Sequoia  
- take a closer look at this special tree from a ThinkQuest Jr. team.
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002415/


FORsite  
- learn all about how trees grow, forestry work and equipment, and how to identify trees.
http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/Forsite/contents.htm


Seed to Harvest  
- follow the journey of a Christmas tree from seed to harvest from Willey's Christmas Tree Farm.
http://www.willeyschristmastrees.com/seedharv.htm


Tree Identification  
- learn how to identify coniferous and deciduous trees using photos and clues
then try a quiz from students in British Columbia, Canada.
http://www.sd22.bc.ca/hillview/treeid.htm



Candy Cane Village
 - choose a tree and explore the merry places in this virtual village for Christmas surprises!
http://www.rainbow-magic.com/holidays/christmas/