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Web Resources

The Adventures of Herman the Worm - Learn about worm history, anatomy, feeding, and care from Squirmin' Herman. University of Illinois Extension.

Dirty Dozen Garden Club - Kids and gardening, a wonderful way to grow!

Gardening for Kids - A gardening site for kids of all ages. Kid-friendly plants, flower of the month, bulbs, Heaths & Heathers, gardening basics, favorite flower combinations and gardening links.

The Great Plant Escape - Help Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life!

Kid's Garden - - Information, articles, links, ideas for kids and gardening.

KinderGARDEN - There are many opportunities available for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general.

Let's Get Growing! - Let's Get Growing Company Catalog is the best place to find Environmental Science and Nature Education Supplies for K-12 classrooms and children of all ages.

Linda's Garden - Resources, information and tips for kids gardening. Also an award for kids' gardening pages.

Perma-Kids, permaculture for children - Permaculture means 'permanent agriculture' a natural way of growing healthy plants that we eat.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet - The Yuckiest Site on the Internet, a science education site that uses a laugh and learn technique that makes learning fun. Yucky info about the human body, bugs, and much more on this safe, fun site for kids.

Plants                                                                                                                                                                             I Wanna Know About Plants

Traveling Seeds

Quia Plants

Cool Science for Curious Kids

Thematic Unit

Dandelion Science Museum

Missouri Botanical Garden


Literature Resources

How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) by Helene J. Jordan

Jack's Garden by Henry Cole

Planting a Rainbow (Voyager/Hbj Book) by Lois Ehlert

The Tiny Seed (Aladdin Picture Books) by Eric Carle

The Reason for a Flower (World of Nature) by Ruth Heller

A Seed Grows : My First Look at a Plant's Life Cycle (My First Look at Nature) by Pamela Hickman

From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons


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