By: Allen Teal
If you intend to put do your science fair project the night before it is due, steer clear of botany. You just cannot make a plant grow that quickly. However, if you want a project that reflects thought, preparation, and work, this is the field...
By: Allen Teal
A great science fair project has to have two ingredients. First, it has to be a topic that can be easily researched by students between eleven and fifteen years of age. Second, the project needs to have an experimental side that is relatively safe and...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Botany is the study of the world of plants, fungi, and algae. From lowly lichen to towering sequoias, and from poisonous nightshades to highly nutritious grains, botanists study every kind of plant.Some botanists study plant genetics to create more productive agricultural crop plants. Others...
By: Daniel J. Gansle
Contrary to popular belief, Botany isn't just planting plants in the ground. It isn't simply watching seeds emerge or patio tomato plants produce that delicious summertime BLT-ready fruit they're so well known for. Botany is a field of science that, according to the Botanical Society...
By: Sandra Douglas
If you are wondering how to become a botanist, then you may already have discovered that you have a love of plants, not just gardening or arranging flowers in a vase, but a deep interest in the inner workings and life cycles of a plant...
By: Mandy Donoghue
If you're interested in becoming a botanist, you most likely have a fascination with plants. Without plants, most life on Earth would ultimately cease to exist. Plants affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume, the medicine we take, and...
By: Jason Hernandez
The term "cedar" is an example of why science uses Linnaean nomenclature instead of common names. There are trees in at least three families commonly called "cedar."Cedar, in the original sense of the word, referred to needle-leaved trees of what science now called the...
Douglas fir trees: Indentification and uses
By: Rex Trulove
The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is one of the most common and well-known trees in North America. It is an easily recognizable coniferous tree of the pine family that grows from near sea level to very high altitude, occasionally over 10,000 feet elevation. (Photo...
By: Amber Benge
So you want to become a botanist? Well, you have chosen a fantastic career path with endless possibilities! Botanists can specialize in a wide variety of areas according to their interest and talents. Are you obsessed with flowers and gardening? Then consider studying plant genetics...
By: Amber Benge
Science projects are not just fun for young elementary students, but they foster learning in high schoolers as well. Botany classes can venture beyond trips to the local greenhouse to learn more about plants through some hands-on experiments. Here are five great experiments for high...

 

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