[Surfnetkids: 19 Mar 2014] Botany



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#1. March 19, 2014

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#2. Botany

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/botany.htm

Botany Printable (** for premium members only)
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Botany is the branch of biology that specializes in plant life. Botanists study nearly 400,000 species of life, including flowers, vascular plants, fungi and algae. And because plants are inexpensive and easy to grow, they are frequently a topic for science fair projects.

Biology4Kids.com: Plants
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“If you’re not a microbe and you’re not an animal, chances are you are a plant. There are loads of species of plants on Earth. Just as there is a system of classification for animals, there is also a system of classification for plants.” This Biology4Kids introduction to plants is divided into ten parts. Start your tour with Photosynthesis and progress by using the navigation buttons at the bottom of each page, or jump to any section via the menu at the top of the right-hand column.

Education.com: Botany Science Fair Projects
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“Kids will love discovering how concepts like phototropism, gravitropism, photosynthesis, and transpiration aren’t just things they can read about in textbooks — they’re very cool biological processes that can be readily observed at home.” Not just for the science fair, these 214 botany experiments can be done for any reason at all, including just for the fun of it!

National Museum of Natural History: Botany
*****
For kids and grownups alike, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) provides insight into their current botany research subjects, including Plant Conservation and the Plant DNA Barcode Project. “A taxonomic impediment for many systematists, field ecologists, and evolutionary biologists is determining the correct identification of a plant or animal sample in a rapid, repeatable, and reliable fashion. This problem was a major reason for the development of a new method for the quick identification of any species based on extracting a DNA sequence from a tiny tissue sample of any organism.”

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Botany Printable
Botany Wikipedia Printable
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#6. Quote of the Week

“A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.” ~~ Linnaeus ~~ (May 13, 1707 – January 10, 1778) Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist. Find more educational quotes at Lightafire.com.

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