Making food from sunshine, dripping with poison, and even eating living animals--what can't plants do? Take a fresh look at the plant kingdom, focusing on the science behind the living things that give us oxygen, provide us with food, and fill our world with color. Bright, engaging photos and fun, lively text will keep readers turning the page while a final activity makes learning about science hands on. It's Plant-tastic!
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|BISACS||JNF051040, JNF051000, JNF000000|
SLJ Series Made Simple: Plant-tastic! Review
Beyond roots and stems, readers will learn about adaptive protections and the myriad ways plants spread themselves around the world. Some key concepts like photosynthesis are included, with pronunciation guides and definitions to aid in comprehension. Variety is the star of these titles as they explore the ooey gooey and dangerous prickling of plants of all types. Recognizing and being about to appreciate dangerous plants like hemlock or stinging nettles from a safe distance are valuable skills for nature lovers of all ages and this series sets readers on the right track for that. VERDICT Teachers will find the texts helpful for core concepts around plant life cycles and the science lab experiments great for extension activities beyond the book.
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