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Science: Plant Science: Teaching with Comedy

Learn about plants, cells, and seeds. Find out how science can be a fun activity. Read jokes and fun facts about plants. The sites include interactive games, quizzes, printouts, in class activities, and video files. There are links to eThemes resources about different species of plants, the structures, and functions of cells.


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Learn the anatomy of plants and click on the "Label Me!" printout to practice this new knowledge. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site includes a number of plant printouts of several plants. NOTE: The site includes ads.
View an animated movie about a cell structure then take a quiz. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Learn about processes inside a cell and their functions. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
Enter the site to learn about plants while solving mystery cases with detective LePlant and his helpers, Bud and Sprout. Choose among six cases at the top of the page.
This page has jokes about fruits, vegetables, and gardening. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Click on the "Plants" link at the left to read a number of interesting facts about plants. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Here younger kids can build a plant online, read and listen to stories, and learn how to grow a plant. Click on the "What is Science?" link in the Experiments section to view a movie about how learning about plants can be easy and fun: all you need to do is just ask questions.
Enter the site and view various movies about plant growth. Includes plant art and a list of Hollywood movies that use plants or their names in titles.
Here kids can use different tools to view, zoom, cut, and turn a virtual plant cell. Under the Search choose a chloroplast, thylakoid, mitochondrion, crista, or nucleus and then click on the image to enlarge it. NOTE: The site leads to websites with forums. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Find out what job each part of the cell has inside the plant.
Click on the "Introduction" link and then choose the "Photosynthesis" to learn how plants absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen. Includes images.
This quiz tests knowledge of terms related to plants and their cells. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Answer questions about plants and their parts in this online quiz. Includes images.
This page has PDF files with handouts, in-class activities, and projects for elementary and middle school students. Here students can learn about plants biological variations and seeds.
Do this in class activity and find out whether a plant can grow on the top of a carrot. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads. NOTE: The site has a link to a teachers' forum.
During this activity students can learn about the importance of sunlight for plant growth. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads. NOTE: The site has a link to a teachers' forum.
These sites have information on different species of plants as well as their parts and functions.
These sites describe the structures and functions of plant and animal cells. Zoom in on cells to see what they look like as the magnification of the microscope changes. Includes several images and some animated movies. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mitosis.

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