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    You could do some scientific method planning with them--what do plants need to live? light, water, soil. Have them create experiments around these "requirements" (have them come up with the questions)--what happens if they get 50% of the light? no light? red light? instead of water, apple juice? instead of soil, a wet paper towel? (beans grow quickly and are pretty hearty, good-sized plants)

    You could have your students research interesting plants--venus fly trap, giant saguaro cactus, rafflesia (smells like carrion), foxglove... How about creative writing--stories from the point of view of the plant, or personification poems. Looking at plants that are indigenous to different parts of the country or world. How about tying plants to the five food groups of the food pyramid. What would life be like without plants?

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