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Botany Science Projects

Watch their love of plants sprout!

Our botany science projects include suggested science fair experiments, long-term observations, and short hands-on demonstrations.

Botany Worksheets

Eleven different botany objectives are covered in the eleven MatchCards which will acquaint students with basic botany. Suggested experiments and projects are correlated with each objective.

6 Types of Ecosystems

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MatchCard #1: Compare plant life and rainfall six different ecosystems.

Botany Science Projects: Design your own ecosystem. Terrariums and Aquariums are mini-ecosystems you can set up in your own home.

Four other ecosystem projects and a quiz.

Botany Experiments: Do different plants prefer different soils? How can you find out?

Read More: Name that ecosystem




Ecology

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MatchCard #2: List environmental factors that alter an ecosystem.

Botany Science Projects Make a pie graph showing what happens to the items purchased on your weekly grocery trips. Analyze the ecology of one section of a local field.

Botany Science Experiments: How does acid rain root growth of plant cuttings? How much does fertilizer impact the growth of algae?

Read More: Ecology: What Changes an Environment?


Parts of Flowers

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MatchCard #3: Describe the reproductive parts of flowering plants.

Botany Science Projects: Tear apart flowers to identify their parts. Use art to demonstrate the wide variety of color and sizes of the same flowering parts. Look for flowers inside of flowers.

Science Fair Experiments: Will the essential oil of a flowering plant improve the health of the plant? Use lavender or geranium oil to find out.

Read More: Blossoms in Bloom


Pollination of Floweres

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MatchCard #4: Compare flowers that are pollinated by insects and those pollinated by the wind.

Botany Science Projects: Visit a nursery, follow a bee, and chase some seeds.

Science Experiments: Do bees have favorite colors? Do flower assortments that are said to attract butterflies actually do so?

Read More: Pollination by wind or insects?


Plant Cells

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MatchCard #5: Identify six main parts of a plant cell and describe their functions.

Botany Science Projects: Build a model of a plant cell; look at an onion under a microscope; crunch on some veggies.

Botany Science Fair Experiments: How much temperature is required to break down a cell wall?

Read More: Parts of a plant cell




Photosynthesis

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MatchCard #6: Explain what photosynthesis is and what is needed for it to take place

Botany Science Projects: Build models to show how molecules are changed by a plant during photosynthesis. Watch bubbles produced by photosynthesis in a plant.

Botany Science Experiments: Measure the rate of photosynthesis when conditions are changed.

Read More: Kids Can Watch Photosynthesis Take Place.




Plant Nutrition and Transport

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MatchCard #7: Trace the transport of water and nutrients inside the plant.

Botany Projects:Demonstrate the process of osmosis, translocation and transporation using potatos, carrots, celery, carnations, and houseplants.

Science Fair Experiment: Modify the conditions and see if the rate of translocation changes or the amount of water evaporated in transpiration is altered.

Read More: Osmosis, Transpiration and Translocation.




Sexual Reproduction in Plants

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MatchCard #8: List the steps of sexual reproduction in plants in the correct order and describe each step.

Botany Projects: Investigate the size and shape of ovules in flowers. Watch the germination of a seed and diagram the stages of growth.

Read More: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants.




Sexual Reproduction in Plants

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MatchCard #9: Compare asexual and sexual reproduction and list five types of asexual reproduction.

Botany Projects: Grow bread mold. Make a poster of the life-cycle of spores. Grow a new plant from a strawberry vine. Watch yeast reproduce. Experiment with potato buds.

Botany Experiments: Can you decrease the rate of the growth of mold by changing conditions the bread is stored in?

Read More: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants.




Carbon Cycle

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MatchCard #10: Describe the carbon cycle.

Botany Projects: Arrange molecule models to show the carbon cycle between photosynthesis and respiration.

Botany Experiments: How much carbon dioxide can you detect from your breath?

Read More: Carbon Cycle Worksheet.




Nitrogen Cycle

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MatchCard #11: Describe the nitrogen cycle.

Botany Projects: Check the nitrogen level of soil. Enjoy a tasty treat.

Botany Experiments: What soil treatment produces the greatest amount of nitrogen?

Read More: Nitrogen Cycle in Nature.



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