Gardening Resources

http://plants.usda.gov/PLANTS Gallery at the National Plant Data Center - Biology teachers and students --> an extensive database on plants is maintained by The National Plant Data Center (NPDC). The NPDC focuses resources on the acquisition, development, integration, quality control, dissemination and access of plant information. The NPDC is responsible for the PLANTS database and photo gallery, which focuses on the vascular and nonvascular plants of the United States and its territories. The PLANTS database includes checklists, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plants symbols, plant growth data, references and other plant information

http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/vegquiz/plantparts.html Plant Parts: this is a great interactive site!!

http://www.enature.com/ eNature.com: This site brings you field, habitat, and local guides to both plant and animal life. Each guide gives pertinent data about the species, with photos. From the National Audubon Society. h

ttp://www.kidsgardening.com/ The national Gardening Association has launched a comprehensicve School Greenhouse Guide on its website. Full of information.

http://www.arborday.net/kids/ ArborDay Kids

http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/pilot/water_cycle/ water cycle

http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/flora/ California plants and habitiats - pictures and information

http://www.noble.org/WebApps/PlantImageGallery/Index.aspx Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery is designed to assist botanists, ecologists, and natural resource managers with the identification of plants. It should also prove useful to educators in the classroom as well as students who are required to learn plants as a part of their studies. Furthermore, we hope that those of you with any affinity to plants, hobby or otherwise, will find this to be an interesting and useful site.Ongoing project currently 600 species of vascular plants

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome US Deptment of Agriculture

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=YOUTH_RESOURCES&parentnav=EDUCATION_OUTREACH&navtype=RT USDA for Kids - Dozens of links from this U.S. Department of Agriculture site help kids (and adults) get information about everything from the food guide pyramid to backyard conservation. Many of the links take users to related sites sponsored by others.

http://www.hydrogarden.com This site is being redone. Hopefully, it will contain its original information on: HydroponicsClass: Try this site... with seven units, you can tailor the lesson plans to the K-2 age group by selecting appropriate sections. Includes Doing Science (keeping a notebook, with sample science sheets; drawing plants; doing an experiment) to Building and Operating a Hydroponic System (creating your garden, starting seeds, etc. with experiments and related worksheets). Also find information on ancient gardens--Egyptian, Incan, Aztec, and Babylonian.

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