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Botany

Tree Anatomy: the parts of trees and their functions

Why do trees have leaves and roots? What is inside the trunk of a tree? We will answer these questions and more in this post.

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Activity ideas Botany

Deciduous vs Coniferous Trees: differences between, examples, and learning activity!

Trees are perennial plants with long, woody trunks. Trees of temperate latitudes are often grouped into two main categories: deciduous trees that lose and regrow their leaves each year, and coniferous trees that stay green year-round! Let’s take a closer look at each.

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Botany Ecology

How does pollination work? A step-by-step guide to pollination and the plant life cycle

You might already know that pollination is the transfer of pollen from the stamen to the carpel of a flowering plant. In this post, we will take a closer look at the steps of animal pollination and the plant life cycle. The relationship between a pollinator and a plant is key to the survival of both species.

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Earth Science Sustainability and Conservation

Tree Rings: why they form and what scientists can learn from them

In a rush? Click here to skip to printing the free learning activity! You may have noticed the unique rings that appear on tree stumps – and you might even know that you can figure out a tree’s age by counting the rings! But did you know that scientists can use tree growth rings to […]