8th grade Science Resources
Biology of Plants: Missouri Botanical Gardens
This website has information about the following topics: germination and how seeds grow, plant parts, photosynthesis, pollination, seed dispersal, and plant adaptations.
Science Daily- Plants and Animals News
Search top news stories related to science. Use this to find information about plant adaptations and the effect of carbon dioxide on plants.
Climate Change: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Botany Basics: Oregon State University Extension Service
Look at the topics on the side of the screen to research plant life cycles, plant parts, and environmental factors affecting plant growth.
The Water Cycle- Transpiration: U.S. Geological Survey
Learn about the process of transpiration in plants.
The Great Plant Escape: University of Illinois Extension
Help Detective Leplant solve six plant-related mysteries. Case 2 is all about soil and the nutrients that help plants grow. Case 3 is about seeds, plant parts, and germination. There is also a good glossary and a Spanish-language option.