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By Donna Latham, Beth Hetland

BIOLOGY IS THE examine OF LIFE
Life is in every single place, thriving within the urban and within the nation, teeming in ecosystems round the planet—in deserts, oceans, or even the Arctic. And existence is true outdoors your door! yard Biology invitations little ones a long time nine and as much as examine dwelling things—especially in yards, parks, nature components, and playgrounds. minutiae and enjoyable proof carry animals, vegetation, and microorganisms to existence, in all their wonder.
Readers develop into Nature Detectives with actions and initiatives that inspire little ones to make discoveries. teenagers will build a plankton internet to gather pond samples, and they'll develop microorganisms in a Winogradsky Column. They'll realize what secret vegetation sprout from gathered soil samples and construct a rolypoly habitat. while young children test with phototropism and geotropism, they'll notice the methods vegetation circulate. In yard Biology, young children will scout out assorted habitats to watch and investigate—and do their half to guard them.

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27 Backyard Biology To try to discover what might cause this change in the quality of the water, Leeuwenhoek scooped a slimy sample of the green water into a glass tube. He examined a drop of the liquid under a homemade lens that he held up to his eye. What he saw were hundreds of green flashes squirming and wriggling around! Leeuwenhoek marveled at these swimming creatures, alive in a miniature world. He’d uncovered yet another world, a microbiome, that no one had ever seen before! ” Scientists later renamed his animalcules, calling them microorganisms.

Add your seeds to the mix (¼ to ½ cup is probably enough or 90 to 180 grams). 6 How about protein with a crunchy texture? Add about ¼ cup nuts (about 25 grams). 7 Toss the salad gently using wooden spoons or tongs to mix all the ingredients. Serve with your favorite dressing. Supplies • ingredients from the list that follows • can opener • strainer • knife • cutting board • large salad bowl • measuring cups • wooden spoons or salad tongs • salad dressing Select Ingredients: Choose one ingredient from each category of plant parts listed.

Leave the mushroom on the paper for 24 hours. 2 Investigate what’s under the cap. Does the mushroom have thin, papery gills that run under the cap toward the stem? Does it have lots of tiny holes called pores? Or does it have long, thin “teeth” that hang down? These are all different structures that mushrooms have to spread their spores so more mushrooms can grow. If you have a mushroom with gills, run your fingertips over the gills. You should see a brownish powder come out. That powder contains microscopic spores.

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