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Created by StacyO, last updated 2015-11-13

Covering 5th grade plant structure topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration, plant transport systems, and vascular/non-vascular plants.

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Grow a Beanstalk in a Box!

In fifth grade, students explore plant and animal adaptations. Here's a fun activity you can do at home to explore a plant adaptation called phototropism.

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Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Shows the chemical formulas for photosynthesis and respiration, along with helpful explanations.

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Find Out Why Leaves Change Color

With this hands-on activity, you'll show how fall colors are hidden in the leaf all year long!

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Photosynthesis and energy in nature - from Flying Turtle Exploring

Photosynthesis, the starting point for energy's travels through life. Energy flowing through nature travels from the sun to the plants which use photosynthesis to convert it to carbohydrates for animals to use.

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Go on a Backyard Botany Hunt

Here's a fun activity that will have your class researching, collecting, and charting plant specimens from the neighborhood.

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Celery Stick Science

What really happens when you sprinkle that watering can? Here's a classic science experiment (younger than 5th grade, but helpful nonetheless) that shows how plants absorb water.

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EEK! - A Tree's True Color

An activity that explores the coloration of leaves.

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Grade 5 - Plant Structures and Functions

From the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill textbooks, this online resource has video clips and quizzes for 5th grade living science.