By: Keith Hamburger
Plant sap serves much the same purpose as blood does for animals, carrying water and nutrients throughout the plant.Higher order animals, vertebrates in particular, use blood to carry nutrients to cells and carry waste products from cells. In animals, nutrients come in through the...
By: Janet Grischy
The California buckeye, Aesculus californica, begins to bloom in April or May, depending on location and on the duration of the winter rains. The tree is perhaps about ten to twelve feet tall when it grows in the full sun of chaparral. Chaparral is a...
Medicinal drugs from common plants
By: Diana Patrick
"The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." Eden Phillipotts, A Shadow passesThe legend says that a long time ago, in the part of the world that is now known as Peru, a raging storm a felled...
By: Sammy Stein
Plants are adapted to every biome you can think of. Unlike animals, plants occupy every niche, from sulphur poools, to Arctic conditions, from deserts to water itself. Plants continue to amaze and survive when all else falls by the wayside.How they do this is...
By: Tami Port MS
Temperate climates provide a clear and beautiful sign of the approaching winter when autumn leaves begin to change color. This brilliant show inspires many travelers to head north for breathtaking fall color tours. But what actually causes leaves to change from summer's green to the...
Lichens: fungi, algae, and bacteria work together
By: Krista Tannahill
When you combine fungi with algae and bacteria what do you get? Lichens! Lichens are a unique and dynamic form of life because each species is made up of more than one organism. They are symbiotic in their structure, with each organism species in the...
Medicinal drugs from common plants
By: Urbands
The drugs that have come from plants in which have use associated with medicine. Medicinal drugs are used in certain occasion where it assists in alleviating potential problems. Plants are a key resource in activities for projects where as in medical work. The creation of...
Cactuses growing in deserts
By: Richard Pearman
This contains a lot of Latin names of plants and scientific terms for groups of plants. You can use a search engine to look these up.Let's start by getting a few things straight. Not all cacti grow in deserts. Many grow in semi-deserts, mountains...
Introduction to the Chaparral biome
By: Lime Red Tetrahedron
Chaparral is a biome that can be found in small amounts in many areas of the world. This biome is characterised by hot and dry summers and warm winters. This is an example of Chaparral (points at picture). During this presentation, we will look at...
Botany science projects for middle school students
By: Susan Quilty
Middle school students may look for flashy science fair projects, but often the simple ideas are best. While it may help to have a project with an original twist, it is more important that the student thoroughly understands his or her project and can clearly...

 

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