Plant Science 101

Learn about Ohio’s plants from small to large. K-2: Use personal observation to discover how a plant grows and uses the physical environment around it for survival. 3-5: What are the parts of a plant and what is their job? Learn the answer by exploring food chains and investigating energy transfer within an ecosytem as well as plant life cycles. Grades 6-8: Discover why the right amount of soil, water, sun and space are important for plant survival and how a plant's structure determines which type Metroparks habitat it can thrive in.

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Ohio Learning Standards:

Kindergarten: K.LS.1, K.LS.2

1st Grade: 1.LS.1, 1.LS.2, 1.ESS.1

2nd Grade: 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2

3rd Grade: 3.LS.3

4th Grade: 4.LS.1

5th Grade: 5.LS.1, 5.LS.2, 5.ESS.2

6th Grade: 6.LS.4, 6.ESS.4

7th Grade: 7.ESS.5, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2

8th Grade: 8.ESS.3, 8.LS.1

High School: B.DI.2: Ecosystems (Carrying capacity) B.DI.3: Loss of diversity ( Invasive species), ENV.ER.5: Wildlife and wilderness