Imaginative and Innovative Activities That Meet Curriculum Expectations! Young botanists learn about the characteristics and requirements of plants and their patterns of growth. Students will gain an understanding about the importance of plants as sources of food, shelter for people and animals and suppliers of much of the worlds' oxygen. Students observe and record data on the growing of a bean plant, the effects of water and sunlight, how leaves change and more as they partake in step-by-step experiments. Additional curriculum connections in classification, sounds, research and brainstorming make this a teacher-friendly resource. They will also learn to appreciate the effect of human activities on plants. 54 activities, 96 pages.