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BUDDING BOTANISTS: A Life Science Unit for High-Ability Learners in Grades 1-2.
Center for Gifted Education. Fo cuses on the s truc ture, nature, and life cycle of plants. Of fers lesons that focus on advance d content and higher level processes that challenge learners. The science unit s cont ain simulations of real-word problems, a n d s t u d e n t s e x p e r i e n ce methods of science including data handling, analysis, and evaluation of results. # BP-18021. $39.95.

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The revolutionar y changes in the way we look at animal life has had little impact on the plant kingdom. Classification has been comparatively stable. Linnaeus is still king. This colorful poster matches the animal kingdom poster (see animal section). Poster includes four divisions of extinct plants and their relation to modern species. #PO-18098. $13.95.

FORESTRY FIELD STUDIES. Glenn. Forests provide teachers and their students with the perfect laboratory for understanding some of the basic principles of environmental science and community ecology. This book provides material for field labs in a biology, botany, forestry, or ecology class at the high school or beginning college level. From theory to actual fieldwork, this guide provides full guidance along with suggestions for analysis of the post field trip data , report writing, and class presentations. Grades 10-12. #B-18106. $24.95.

PLANTS, Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects. VanCleave. Twenty
experiments allow students to discover a vast array of fascinating plant concepts. Book includes suggestions for developing your own customized science projects using readily available, inexpensive household materials. Activities require minimal preparation. Ages 8-12. # BP-5178. $10.95.

EYEWITNESS PLANT DVD. Provides an informative,

engaging tour of the worlds most dazzling flora, from the magical to the bizarre. Learn about seeds that germinate after 6,000 years of dormancy and plants that have adapted to just about every habitat on Earth. This DVD provides an informative, beautiful introduction for ages 8-adult, 35 minutes. # DVD-14802. $12.95.

TAK E A TREE WALK . Kirkland. This activity book

is packed with guided field explorations and activities. Af ter introducing the fundamentals of taking field notes, students head outside to back yards, parkways, school grounds or anywhere else where trees grow, and proceed to take measurements, collect leaves, note other plants and animals associated with the tree, and later visit the tree under different weather and seasonal conditions. Grades 3-6. #BP-11197. $9.95.

DA N G E R O U S TA S T E S , The Story of Spices. Dalby.

Fascinating book discusses how the search for plant spices and aromatics is woven into, and in some cases has driven, human history. A fresh perspective on exotic plant materials that have brought pain, pleasure, disaster, and t r iu m p h to ci v i l i z at i o ns . # BP-9181. $21.95.


Among oaks, there are wide variations in leaf structure, acorn size and shape, and growth habits. Oaks are found in many habitats, from dry chaparral to swamps. This selection of oaks beautifully demonstrates this variation. Includes Quercus alba, Q. phellos, Q. nigra, Q. hemisphaerica, Q. virginiana, Q. stellata, Q. velutina, Q. marilandica, Q. palustris, Q. falcata and Q. shumardii. Oak display measures 16" wide by 12" tall. #T-12812. $79.95.

100 FLOWERS and How They Got Their Names.

Wells. Highlighting some of our favorite f lowers, this au th o r e x p lains h ow we came to know of them in the first place and the myriad of uses, fables, and mysteries associated with them. Also learn about the fascination Buddhist monks have with chr ysanthemums, why Napoleons wife carried a rose with her, and the relationship between nasturtiums and the artist Monet. After reviewing this book, you'll have a lot more to talk about with children or visitors who take your next garden tour! # BP-13025. $17.95 hardcover.

ANCIENT HARV EST COLOR ING /LEAR NING BOOK , A Selection of Favorite Plants Used by N a t i v e A m e r i ca n s i n t h e S o u t hwe s t .
At wo o d . I n s i g h t f u l book describes th e p lant s us e d by American Indians of the Southwest from ancient times to the present. O f f e r s inf o r m ati o n on using these plants for food, fiber, fuel, medicine, and building materials. Twenty-six commonly used plants are described next to beautiful, large, black and white line drawings for coloring. #NAT-9169. $8.95.


plastic cards feature 36 different trees found in North America. Each card measures just 1-1/4" x 4", all bound together with a ball chain. Cards fan out easily for quick identif ic atio n w hil e all ow in g fo r side -by-side comparisons of similar leaves. Back side contains interesting facts and comparisons. Lightweight cards feature ruler marks. #T-11196. $8.95. $6.95 each.


Tells the story of the relationship between the Cherokee, the second largest tribe in North America, and the plants that are part of their world. Vivid imagery of the eastern forests and meadows in which they collect plants for food, clothing, housing and medicine. A very valuable resource for American Indian studies in elementary, middle and high school curricula. # DVD-13480. $19.95.


Popular guide to grasses and grasslike plants of the Northeast and Midwest (most species described in this guide are found throughout North America). Over 385 beautiful, precise drawings allow for easy identif ication. Includes descriptions, ecology, history, and uses for 135 different species of grass. # BP-6377. $15.95.

TREES : North American Trees Identified by Leaf, B ark & Seed. Fandex. Handy guide to 47
common North American trees. Each 2-1/2" x 10" card features a color photograph of the bark and a realistic cutout of the leaf. Perfect for identification of trees in the field or for leaves brought into the classroom or nature center. # FG-6705. $10.95.


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Acorn Naturalists. Chaparral plants and animals lead fascinating lives tied to cycles of rain and drought. This one-of-a-kind kit is designed to introduce students and teachers to this dynamic ecosystem. Kit features activity cards, vials, magnifying observation box, chaparral game cards, three petri dishes, magnifier, plant press, f ield guide to chaparral life, and cer tif icate of achievement. Ages 7-12. # KIT-04. $37.95.


guidebook introduces children ages 6-12 to 30 wildflowers. Book includes n u m e r o u s hands-on activities that are sprinkled throughout, including directions for making your own simple flower press. # BP-7240. $7.95.

NEWCOMBS WILDFLOWER GUIDE, An Ingenious New Key System for Quick, Positive Field Identification of the Wildf lower s, Flower ing Shrubs and Vines of Northeastern and North-central North America.
Newcomb. Newcombs systematic identification system is based on structural features that are easily seen, allowing for quick and accurate identification. For each unknown plant, the user asks five questions and is then directed to the right page. Illustrations are then used to confirm identifications. # FG -626 4. $19.95.

TICKLE ME PLANT GREENHOUSE K I T. Sometimes referred to as

Sensitive Plant, this species (Mimosa pudica) exhibits the unusual trait of immediately folding its leaves when touched. Children and adults alike are fascinated by this plant, which is very easy to grow from seed. This kit includes a mini-greenhouse, 6 peat pellets, seed packet (10-20 seeds), and instructions. Perfect way to get children interested in exploring the world of botany. Mini-greenhouse measures 5"x4"x 2-1/2" high. For ages 5 - up. GREENHOUSE KIT. # K IT-17086. $10.95. ADDITIONAL SEED PACKS (10-20 SEEDS). # K IT-17087. $4.95.

THE SECRETS OF WILDFLOWERS, A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Fa ct s , F o l k l o r e , a n d H i s t o r y.

Sanders. The many unique, entertaining stories in this book will capture both your hear t and your imagination. Includes wildflower natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, past and present uses, and origins of names, all documented with beautiful photographs of the flowers themselves. From stories of how early American settlers made pillows of milkweed seed-down, to the entrepreneurial Daniel Boone hiring American Indians to dig ginseng roots (that he then sold in New York markets), this book will intrigue all who read it. # BP-12322. $24.95 hardcover.

HIGH POWER HAND-HELD M A G N I F I E R . Qualit y magnif iers

like this are a pleasure to work with. This design utilizes an aspheric 2" acrylic lens that greatly reduces image distor tion around the edges. This powerful 5x magnifier is coated with an anti-scratch, anti-glare compound and firmly encased in a tough, lightweight 5" black handle. #T-9352. $10.95 each; 10 or more $9.95 each.

WILDFLOWER IDENTIFICATION GUIDE. These waterproof plastic cards

feature over 70 different wildflowers found in Nor th America. Each tag measures just 1-1/4" x 4", all bound together with a ball chain. Lightweight cards fan out easily for identification. Back contains flower comparisons plus ruler marks. #T-11217. $8.95. $6.95.each.


Lindsey, Bell. This DVD por trays in stunning detail the incredible botanical diversity found in eastern forests. From the very first flowers that emerge under the leafless, dormant trees to the incredible burst of wildflower color under the tree canopies and in open fields in summer, this DVD takes you on a Eastern woodland walk you wont forget. # DVD-13479. $24.95.

PL ANT I DE NT I FI CAT I ON CAR D DECK. Burt. Unique, photographic field

reference for identifying common edible and poisonous plants found east or west of the Mississippi. Each 52 card deck features full-color photographs on one side and on the reverse side, a description of the plant as well as its habitat, uses, and ecology. Deck weighs only three ounces and is the size of a standard set of playing cards. $ 9. 9 5 e a ch . WESTERN EDITION. # BP-6383. EASTERN EDITION. # BP-6384.

FLOWERING PLANT LIFE CYCLES (EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SERIES). Saunders-Smith. This series teaches young children in grades K-1 about
flowers and their stems, leaves, and seeds. Beautiful photographs of flowers children love along with simple text, word lists, notes to teachers and parents, and internet links. $5.95 each. LEAV ES. # BP-13351. FLOWERS. # BP-13352. STEMS. # BP-13350. SEEDS. # BP-13353.


Richards. Children ages 7-10 will enjoy reading about how apples, oranges, and other common fruits protect and disperse seeds. Beautiful illustrations accompany lively text and a quiz section on seeds. # BP-15396. $6.95. Phone


Children ages 6-12 can use this guide to locate and identif y wild blueberries, w a l n u t s , hickory, seeds of sycamores, and more. Book features activities, including making berry paint, bird feeders and scrapbooks. # BP-5182. $7.95. Fax


Peterson. Coloring yo u r ow n f i e l d guide is a great way to learn how to recognize wildflowers. Colorful stickers help to identif y the flowers and habitat scenes, placing them in the context of woods, fields or wetlands. # B -12347. $7.95.

WILDFLOWERS. Fandex. Includes 50

full-color die-cut flowers plus information on life cycle, habitat, range, flowering times, colors, and height. Describes social and medicinal uses of each plant along with propagation and home garden culture advice. This is a perfect identification tool for budding young botanists. # FG-8480. $10.95.

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LEAF REPLICAS. Actual imprints of leaves that have been cast in flexible vinyl for use in art projects or as a tool for plant identification. Press with different colors of stamp pads or roll on different colors of block inks to make leaf prints using a brayer. Also available: block inks for leaf prints along with colorful ink pads.







LEAF PRINTING DISCOVERY K I T. Acorn Naturalists. This


MEDIUM LEAVES (4" - 6" ). $5.95 each: ASH (Oregon). # R-12159. ASPEN (quaking). # R-12160. ELM. # R-12163. GINKGO. # R-12165. MADRONE. # R-17228. MANZANITA. # R-12168.

MAPLE (sugar). # R-12169. REDBUD. # R-12170. OAK (black). # R-12171. OAK (red, 6" ). # R-12172. OAK (white). # R-12174. TULIP POPLAR. # R-12176.

kit explores the world of botanystudents study leaf anatomy while creating beautiful leaf print art. Includes five different 4"-6" flexible vinyl leaf replicas (ash, white oak, manzanita, maple, and elm) along with three washable block printing inks (green, brown, gold), a brayer, three sturdy plastic plates, field guide to trees, and booklet. Hands-on learning for grades 3-5. #KIT-17069. $64.95.

N AT U R E P R I N T I N G . Bethmann. Practical while creative, this book describes the art of applying ink or paint to plant materials. Shows how to press life-sized images onto paper or fabric. Demonstrates modern methods for this centuries-old technique. Includes complete instructions. For ages 8-adult. # B-5043. $16.95.







LARGE LEAVES (7" - 9" ). $7.95 each: BASSWOOD. # R-12161. CATALPA. # R-12162. FERN. # R-12164.


This 32-page, 8-1/2" x 11" student journal offers lined pages for recording thoughts and observations and blank pages for creating sketches. This durable journal can be placed in the hands of all students, providing each with an inspirational resource, while offering the teacher a valuable tool for assessing student understanding and progress. #B-12177. 1-29 copies $5.95 each; 30 or more, $4.95 each.

GRAPE. # R-12166. OAK (red, 9" ). # R-12173. SEQUOIA (giant). # R-12175.

BLOCK PRINTING INK S. Ideal for making perfect

leaf prints on any kind of paper. Unlike other inks, these wash off easily with soap and water. Available in a rainbow of colors. Mix colors to make your own shades! Each 37 cc (1.25 ounces) tube will ink about 40 medium-size leaves. $3.95/tube. GREEN. #T-9931. ORANGE. #T-9939. RED. #T-9932. VIOLET. #T-9940. LIGHT RED. #T-9933. WHITE. #T-9941. BLUE. #T-9934. TURQUOISE. #T-9942. YELLOW. #T-9935. MAGENTA. #T-9943. DARK YELLOW. #T-9936. SILVER. #T-9944. BROWN. #T-9937. GOLD. #T-9945. BLACK . #T-9938. COPPER. #T-17129. INK EXTENDER (increases transparency), 37cc tube. #T-9947. $3.95. INK RETARDER (slows drying time), 37cc tube. #T-9948. $3.95.

PLANTS, 2 , 400 Copy right-Free Illustrations of Flower s, Trees, Fr u i t s a n d V e g e t a b l e s . Harter.

This beautiful selection from older, now rare books, features plants from many different families. Fine collection of garden flowers, cacti, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous trees, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, and more. 384 pages of black and white drawings. # B -7007. $24.95.


Acorn Naturalists. T his compact 32-page, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" journal easily fits into a small backpack . Offers the same features as found in the full-size edition: lined pages for recording thoughts and observations and blank pages for creating sketches. This durable journal can be brought on field trips, allowing students to document their outdoor observations and experiences. #B-16190. 1-29 copies $3.95 each; 30 or more $3.45 each.

TREES AND LEAVES (CD-ROM with book ). Dover. Features 399 black and
white drawings of plant species from around the world, including maples, oak s, sequoias, pines, firs, palms, d o g wo o ds an d more. Scanned at 600 dpi, ready for Mac or PC. Includes 48-page booklet with every image shown. # B-13058. $16.95. M AG N E T I C FLOW E R S . Features 63 different garden f lower s, all colorfully reproduced on 1" square magnets. Use to develop magnetic collages or help in name recognition. Ages 6 and up. #T-10214. $12.50.


Features color photos of dozens of different full-size, dye-cut leaves, seeds, and acorns on glossy paper. Each is two-sided, so when popped out, the leaf looks very real, with a top and bottom side. Use for projects such as mobiles, collages, scrap books, botany journals, artistic borders, window decorations or just plain fun making various botanical displays or creative masks! Includes descriptive sheet filled with ideas. The 266 dye-cuts vary in size from 1" to 4". # KIT-14247. $8.95.

Absorbent paper cut in the shape of leaves. Package includes 80 leaves divided equally among oak, sycamore, maple, and sweet gum. Create wonderful, diffuse leaf patterns for a spring, summer, fall or winter look. Spatter the leaves with paint or food coloring, then spray with water to create unique patterns similar to those found in nature. Tape to windows, decorate posters or bulletin boards. Great make and take activities for ages 5-11. #T-13190. $8.95.

COLLECTING AND PRESERV ING PLANTS. MacFarlane. Illustrated guide

provides clear instructions for identifying, labeling, mounting, and preserving plants. Includes sections o n " c i t y b o t a n y, " building specialized herbaria, and preserving flowers, leaves, succulents, mosses, and fungi. # BP-4170. $9.95.


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WING-NUT PLANT PRESS. Ideal for medium-sized
projec tsthe ply wood top and bottom are extra strong, and the wingnuts allow you to gradually increase pressure as flowers and leaves dry. Includes 6 hexagon shaped ventilators, 10 blot ting papers and complete instructions, 7" square. #T-16040. $17.95. Ex tra blotters (30 sheets). #T-16041. $7.95. Expansion pack (6 ventilators, 10 blotters). #T-16042. $7.95.

Perfect for young explorers and backpackers. This plant press consists of two 5" x 7" masonite pieces with 15 absorbent blotters held together with thick rubber bands for constant, even compression. Perfect for those in need of a compact, economical, and effective plant press. #T-81. $8.95. Additional blotters (30 sheets). #T-16170. $4.95.

L E A F I D E N T I F I C AT I O N K I T. Using real leaf specimens and a key-guide, students learn to identify and classify leaves by their shape, size, venation, margin characteristics, and positioning on the twig. Contains 13 different leaves, each individually carded, labeled and bagged. Also included are two sets of these same leaves, unidentified (for a total of 39 leaves, 13 identified plus two sets of 13 each, unidentified). Includes teachers guide with hands-on activities, leaf key for identifying "unknowns" and 61 page Eastern Tree Finder book. Once students master these techniques they will have an easier time using plant keys. Grades 4 and up. # KIT-8297. $39.95. LEAF COLLECTION DISPLAY. Collection of 12 real
leaves mounted on a 12" x 16" poster board, enclosed in a clear, sturdy vinyl envelope. Each major leaf type and shape is represented. Each specimen is identified with common and botanical names along with botanical information. Perfect for the classroom or individual study. Grades 3 and up. # KIT-8299. $24.95.

MEDIUM FIELD PRESS. This attractive, functional

and lightweight wooden flower press comes with t i g hte n i n g s t r a p s , cardboard ventilators, 12 b l o t t e r s , a n d instructions. Easy to adjust when adding new plants or tightening down during the dr ying process. Overall plant press size is 7" x 9." #T-119. $15.95. Additional blotter s (25 sheets). #T-120. $ 6.95. Expansion pack (6 ventilators, 10 blotters). #T-16298. $ 6.95.

LE AF AND S E E D GA M E S . Utilizes 20 each of carded leaf and seed specimens for eight different games. Students are introduced to the essential skills of inquiring, observing, predicting, classifying, measuring, comparing, collecting, and analyzing data. Includes matching game, counting and measuring game, classifying game, detective game, shape game, collecting game, picture game and seed travel game. Grades 2 and up. # KIT-8302. $39.95. T WIG IDENTIFICATION K IT. Students key out
and identify winter twigs by their color, size, shape, bud pattern, and thorns. Includes 39 real twig specimens from 13 different species, teachers guide with hands-on activities, twig "unknowns" with an identification key, 58 page Eastern Winter Tree Finder book, and three 3x/6x magnifiers. Once students have worked with this kit, they can identify the major plants in their area, even in winter. Grades 4 and up. # KIT-8304. $39.95.

CROP IDENTIFICATION K IT. Superb, hands-on study kit features 10 important crops, including wheat, corn, rice, cotton, oats, soybeans, barley, alfalfa, and more. Includes samples of the crop plants, each individually carded, labeled, and bagged, along with 10 samples of products (one from each of the featured crop plants). Teachers guide offers numerous activities. Grades 4 and up. # KIT-8451. $39.95. SEED IDENTIFICATION K IT. Students learn to
identif y and classif y real seeds by size, shape, color, type, means of transport, and texture. Includes 13 different seeds, each individually identif ie d, p lus two unlabeled sets of these same 13. Includes student key for these "unknown" seeds in kit along with viable seeds to grow in the classroom and then plant outdoors. Features a wide variety of nuts, berries, pods, wings, acorns, and more. Grades 4 and up. # KIT-8301. $39.95.

GARDENERS PRESS (9" x 12"). Perfect press for around the home or the field. Use to press flowers, leaves, grasses, or anything that you want to preserve flat. Includes complete pressing and mounting instructions, blotters, ventilators, top and bottom wooden frames, and velcro straps. A great introduction to what could become a lifelong interest. #T-8112. $24.95. Additional blotters (20 sheets). #T-8479. $8.95. Expansion pack (6 ventilators, 10 blotters). #T-16168. $8.95.

WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION KIT. Starter kit teaches the basic principles of identification of winter trees using bud and leaf-scar features. Includes 13 real tree twigs, 58 page Eastern Winter Tree Finder book, a 3x/6x magnifier, and a twig key guide. Grades 4 and up. # KIT-8382. $24.95. TREE IDENTIFICATION K IT. Starter kit teaches
students how to key out 13 different leaves found in the kit. They use the Eastern Tree Finder book (included) to key out trees in their area. Includes tree identification booklet that helps teach the basic principles. Grades 4 an d up. # K I T - 8 3 0 3 . $24.95. Phone

HOW A TREE GROWS KIT. Using actual tree parts,

students learn about chlorophyll, photosynthesis, water absorption, transpiration, and how plant tissues transfer food, minerals, and water. Contains 21 real tree parts including roots, seeds, stems, leaves, bark, and cross-sections. Teachers guide features eight hands-on activities. Includes three 3x/6x magnifiers. Grades 4 and up. # K IT-8300. $39.95. Fax

PROFESSIONAL PLANT PRESS (12" x 18") shown above. Features solid oak frames with rounded edges and brass-plated rivets that make for a rock-solid frame that breathes. Includes two nonslip, cotton web straps, 1" x 84" with sliding buckles. Twelve driers and twelve ventilators come with the press; additional driers and ventilators are also available for expansion. Weighs 6-3/4 pounds. #T-8106. $59.95. ADDITIONAL DRIERS (12" x 18"). With their excellent absorptive characteristics, these white blotters (.020 caliper) can be dried and used repeatedly. Identical to those found in the large 12" x 18" plant presses. Offered in packs of 12. #T-8108. $8.95. ADDITIONAL V ENTILATORS (12" x 18"). Sturdy, double-faced corrugated ventilators with flute corrugations running the short dimension for faster drying and quicker moisture release. Identical to those found in the large 12" x 18" plant presses. Offered in packs of 12 ventilators. #T-8109. $8.95. BOTANICAL MOUNTING CARDS (11" x 16", 0.0095 caliper, weighing 12 ounces per dozen sheets). Dried botanical specimens and marine algae can be mounted on this smooth, durable white tag stock. Pack of 12 mounting cards. #T-8110. $3.95.

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why some woods are called hardwoods and others softwoods. A hardwood section (usually locust or oak) and a softwood section (usually pine) are shown with illustrations of their cellular differences. In hardwoods, the late wood grows slowly, with the cells close together, thus forming a larger band of "hard wood." In softwoods, the early wood growth is fast, with cells full of water, thus spread apart into a relatively large band of softwood. Measures 16" x 12". #T-12809. $58.95. shapes and configurations. Stems may form tendrils, spines, thorns, rhizomes, corms, and wing structures, or have leaves that are very tightly packed together (such as in an onion). Examples of these diverse configurations are depicted on this beautiful botanical display that measures 12" x 8". #T-12803. $49.95.

LEAF TYPES DISPLAY. Plant identification keys utilize

leaf shape and arrangement as key features. This large mount illustrates predominant leaf forms that one may encounter. Simple leaves include linear, elliptic, fan, cordate, needle, lanceolate, rhomboid, scaled, deltoid, and oblong shapes. Compound leaves include trifoliate, palmate, pinnate and bipinnate shapes. Leaf arrangements shown include alternate, opposite and whorled. All fully labeled. 14" x 21". #T-12802. $98.95.

LE AF V E NAT I ON DISPLAY. The four types

of leaf venation shown are commonly used in p lant keys . D isp lay features dichotomous, p innate, p almate an d p ar all e l l eaf ve natio n systems. 6-1/2" x 8-1/2". #T-12804. $28.95.


Lichen comes in a rainbow of colors and a variety of forms. Shown in this display are the three most commonly found forms : crustose, foliose, and fruticose. This colorful display measures 8" x 12". #T-12805. $39.95.

MONOCOT AND DICOT CHAR ACTER ISTICS DISPLAY. This beautiful display teaches students
how to discern between monocots and dicots, a key distinction in all plant identification keys. This division is made based on embryonic development (shown) but can also be determined in the field by examining the flower, leaf, and stem structure. Examples of each along with illustrations of pollen differences are clearly labeled. 16" x 12". #T-12806. $59.95.

FRUIT TYPES DISPLAY. This large display portrays the tremendous diversity and structure of various seed-producing fruiting bodies. Nineteen different, fully labeled specimens represent the 11 most common fruit types. Fruit types include the nut (acorn, pecan, cocklebur), samara (maple, ash, elm), loment (Desmodium), silicle (shepherds purse), drupe (gum), berry (pokeweed), legume (rattlebox, mimosa), capsule (trumpet vine, liquid amber), caryopsis (wheat, foxtail), achene (sunflower), and aggregate (sycamore, osage orange). 21" x 14". #T-12810. $129.95. COMPLETE PLANT KINGDOM SURVEY DISPLAYS.
Comprehensive collection of 47 different real specimens, all permanently mounted into 12 different 5" x 6" glasstopped displays. Organized by broad taxonomic groups (phylogenetically), this detailed collection includes algae, lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, seedless vascular plants, gymnosperms, and angiosperms (monocots and dicots), plus displays of seed types, leaf venation, parasites and epiphytes. A beautifully displayed synoptic survey of the plant kingdom, perfect for getting students interested in botany. Includes convenient storage box. Shown here is one of the twelve displays (angiosperms) in the set. #T-14339. $259.95.

COM M E R CI A L G R A I NS DI S P L AY. Connects

everyday foods with their plant sources. Stems and harvested grains are shown for seven commercially important varieties, including red wheat, w h i te w h e a t , t w o row barley, six row barley, rye, oats, and rice. This attractive display for classroom or nature center use measures 12" x 16". #T-12811. $65.95.

F E R N L I F E C YCL E D I S P L AY. Introduces the

fascinating world of primitive plants. The life cycle of the fern is demonstrated with specimens at each stage of reproduction. Specimens shown are sori (spore patches) on the underside of a mature frond, spores, gametophy te stage, sporophy te (embr yonic fern), fiddlehead stage, immature frond on a section of rhizome, and a mature frond. Display measures 8" x 12". # T-12 8 07. $ 52 . 9 5 .


5" x 7" mounted clear displays depict the leaves and grains of 16 different North American crop species. Each is mounted on a cotton base with a detailed information sheet on the back. Includes rice, alfalfa, barley, rye, wheat, oat, corn, soybean, sorghum, millet, cotton, peanut, sunflower, tobacco, hops, and buckwheat. Perfect for any discussion of food origins. Includes a storage bin. #T-14342. $79.95.


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TREE ROUNDS. Made from tree trimmings, these high quality rounds range in size from 2" to 5"
across by 1/4"-1/2" thick. Smooth-sanded on one side to allow for clear reading of rings that vary in size depending on growing conditions and species variations. Willow, ash, cottonwood are riparian species; tamarisk is an invasive species; oaks have classic radial rays; pine, walnut and oak show classic seasonal dry/wet ring patterns. Perfect hands-on items for introducing students to botany, forestry, dendrology and methods scientists use to read past climatic conditions. $2.49 each. WESTERN SPECIES: EASTERN SPECIES: OAK (Emory). #T-18081. WALNUT (Eastern black ). #T-6363. OAK (Shrub live). #T-18304. OAK (Red). #T-6365. ASH (Velvet). #T-18082. ASH (White). #T-6364. COTTONWOOD (Fremont). #T-18083. BASSWOOD (Linden). #T-6366. WILLOW (Red). #T-18084. PINE (White). #T-6361. TAMARISK (Salt cedar). #T-18085. PINE (Red). #T-6362. PINE (Ponderosa). #T-18086.

LE AV ES AND SE E DS OF COMMON NAT IV E TREES DISPLAYS. Informative 5" x 7" mounted clear
displays depicting the seeds and leaves of 16 different North American tree species. Seeds and leaves are mounted on cotton base with detailed information sheet on the back. Includes shortleaf pine, eastern red cedar, bald cypress, red mulberry, American elm, black cherry, sugarberry, black tupelo, yellow poplar, flowering dogwood, sassafras, boxelder, sweetgum, eastern redbud, American beech, and white oak. Comes in a handy, compact storage bin. #T-14331. $74.95.



Created by Acorn Naturalists, this kit contains the resources needed to teach about the scale and structure of trees. Features a booklet that shows how to use tree rings to calculate the age of a tree or limb, determine climatic change and adaptation (through changing growth ring patterns), identify tree anatomy (heartwood, sapwood, cambium and inner/outer bark layers) and find fire scars or unusual growth patterns. Includes reproducible student observation cards for analyzing individual tree rings; 30 high quality, kiln-dried tree rounds of eastern and midwestern tree species (5 each of white pine, red pine, eastern black walnut, ash, red oak and basswood); 30 dual power (3x/6x) magnifiers, a field guide to trees with color pictures and range maps, and instruction booklet with information, activities and blackline masters. For a class of 30, grades 3-9. # K IT-14076. $ 99.95.

Use this display to safely teach students how to recognize this common plant. Specimens include a leaf, vine section with aerial roots, flower cluster, and fruit or "berry" cluster. All are fully labeled in an 8" x 12" display. Ivy is similar in structure and appearance to its cousin, poison oak. #T-12808. $39.95.


Throughout the Western states, bark beetles have destroyed literally millions of acres of valuable forestland. When stressed by drought, trees like pines become vulnerable. Once killed by the beetle, the trees then dry out and become tinder for rapidly-spreading forest fires. This timely demonstration kit explains the life cycle of the bark beetle and includes a piece of heat-sterilized wood with the bark chipped away to show beetle tunnels . Also shows the wood stain left by the blue-stain fungi also brought by this beetle. This display also includes a color photo of live beetles on a girdled pine branch along with a reference sheet describing the life cycle of this insect. Grades 5-12. #T-18079. $19.95.

A F I E L D G U I D E T O P O I S O N I V Y, P O I S O N OAK , AND POISON SUMAC, Prevention and R emedi es . Hauser. This handy
guide shows you how to recognize these plants during all seasons and phases of growth. Learn how to prevent and treat the irritating rashes and painful welts caused by them. For hikers, camp leaders, and naturalistsanyone who lives or visits locations where these irritating plants can be found. # BP-17092. $14.95.

TREE RING DISCOVERY KIT: WESTERN EDITION (Class Kit). Identical components
as those found in the above listed eastern kit except this kit contains 30 tree rounds from western trees (5 each of ponderosa pine, Fremont cottonwood, tamarisk (invasive salt cedar), emory oak, and velvet ash). # KIT-18227. $99.95.

THE WILD SEED GAME. Ampersand. Garden board

game for 2-4 players ages 4-9. The goal of the game is to successfully "sprout" and grow. By turning cards, children either advance toward that goal or regress (deer eats the sprout). Fun way t o t e ac h b a s ic concepts of food chains, nutrient and light requirements, and other conditions seeds need in order to germinate and thrive. Instructions focus on using four different strategy levels, with each level becoming increasingly challenging. Perfect game to use when children are sprouting their own sunflower, nasturtium, or bean seeds. For children ages 4-10. #G-7245. $21.95. Fax

S E E D CO L L E C T I O N D I S P L AY. Introductor y
collection of 12 tree seeds mounted on a 12" x 16" poster board enclosed in a clear, sturdy, vinyl envelope. Each major seed type and shape is represented, and each is identif ied with common and botanical name along with detailed information about each tree. Includes maple, oak, elm, ash, willow, locust, ce d a r, p i n e , s a s s a f ra s , redbud, and hackberry. #T-14341. $24.95. Phone


and twigs introduce students to the use of dichotomous keys as an identification tool. Students determine leaf and bud patterns (leaf arrangement), simple and compound leaf patterns and other characteristics such as margin (smooth, toothed, or lobed, etc.). Leaf and twig specimens are mounted on 12" x 16" poster board enclosed in a clear, sturdy vinyl envelope. #T-14340. $24.95.

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SEED PAPER KIT. Create beautiful papers that grow

when you plant them! Winner of 2007 Best Products Award, this kit includes pulp, seeds, and craft supplies to make "seed paper" for 4 jumbo cards and 2 giant flowers. Simple, clear directions, no blender needed. Includes flower paper making tool, seeds, paper pulp, 6 tissue tints, 6 bright color heavyweight papers, 6 paper leaves, 6 tags with planting instructions, 4 print papers, 4 jumbo envelopes, 2 wood dowels, glitter glue, and instructions. Ages 6 and up. # KIT-16150. $9.95.

5-1/2" x 8-1/2" paper and comes complete with supplies needed to form, press, and dry paper. All supplies are high quality and reusable. Learn how to use botanicals and paint with pulp using (included) step-by-step guide with decorative techniques, directions for six projects, and tips on product care. # KIT-14232. $49.95.

GAR DEN-OPOLY. An organic property trading

game that will grow on you ! Students deal with chance events such as aphid infestations, drought, and weed outbreaks. Each garden deed contains interesting facts such as the appropriate climate, soil, and watering needs for each plant as well as information on origin, popularity and varieties. Choose your tokens and roll the dice ! For 2-6 players, ages 8 and up. # G-14727. $24.95.

SEED PAPER CLASSROOM KIT. Same as above, but with materials for a class of 24. Kit contains flower seeds, paper pulp, flower tool, 4 strainers, 24 color tissues, 24 die-cut f l owe r s ( h e av y we i g ht paper), 24 wood dowels, 24 leaves, 24 tags with planting instructions, 4 tubes of glitter glue, 4 yards of ribbon, directions, and useful tips. #KIT-16151. $24.95. LETS MAK E PAPER K IT. This revised Tin-Can Kit
makes round paper 5-1/2" in diameter. Includes directions for making seed paper, our most popular childrens project. Kit includes papermaking screen, support screen, cover screen, sponge, press bar, 10 reusable drying sheets, envelope pattern, and instructions. You will need two tin cans, blender, tray, wastepaper, cookie cutters, and a turkey baster. Ages 8 and up. # KIT-14231. $10.95.

Richards, Tyrl. The dyeing of textiles and other materials is a rewarding and delightful way to bring the colors of nature to daily living. Dyes from plants offer subtle and diverse hues unavailable from synthetic sources. They connect practitioners to the environment as well as to the crafts and history of our ancestors. In this fascinating book, the authors have compile d e x te nsive i n f o r m at i o n t o b ri n g t h e techniques, plants, and lore of natural dyeing within every readers reach. Chapters include discussions of color theory, dye equipment, dye processes, mordants, and instructions for processing plants and dyeing fabrics. The core of the book is an exhaustive reference to the hundreds of colors that can be obtained from 158 commonly encountered North American plant species. # B-13461. $29.95.

GROW A FLOWER GAME. Learn about flowers that

grow as large as umbrellas and another plant whose flowers are the source of digitalis, a powerful heart medicine. In this game, players progressively acquire an understanding of flower components, their locations, and their functions. Players progress through three stages of learningnovice, gardener, and botanistas they explore the world of plants. For 2 or more players, grades 3 and up. # G-17079. $24.95.


creative hands-on papermaking projects. Kit makes up to 30 five-inch diameter circles of paper at a time. Sets up on one table. Includes a clear cylinder so students can see paper form on the papermaking screen. All supplies are reusable. Contains clear acrylic cylinder, 2 papermaking screens, 2 cover screens, 2 screen support grids, 60 couch sheets (reusable), 2 sponges, press bar, envelope pattern, paper activity guide and lesson plans. # KIT-16153. $44.95.

A WEAV ER S GAR DEN, Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers.
Buchanan. Complete guide to plant fibers, natural dyes, soap plants, fragrant plants for scenting and protecting textiles, and plant materials as tools. Expert advice on planning and creating gardens featuring useful plants along with methods of processing natural plant materials. Book is for weavers, gardeners, textile artists, and others who enjoy using natural materials in their art work. #B-9045. $10.95.


18 different woodblock rubber stamps and two ink pads. These small 3/4" stamps offer endless possibilities for art and science projects. Their size makes them perfect for use in student journals, reports, art work, and note cards. Images include sunflower, ladybug, watering can, trowel, bee, butterfly, bird, onion, pansy, seed packet, morning glory, Sun, tulip, and more. # K I T-13175 . $ 17. 5 0 .


Grummer. Instructions for paper making, plus directions for 27 decorative techniques. Learn how to add flowers and other non-paper ingredients to new sheets, plus methods for making scrapbook paper. Covers several methods of papermaking plus directions for building your own equipment. Ages 7-adult. # B-13581. $21.95.

a small harvest of backyard clippings, and the guidance of papermaking exper t Helen Hiebert, anyone can easily make exquisite papers right in the home kitchen. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions make it easy to blend and shape a variety of unique, natural papers from common garden plants. # B-14468. $14.95.

M AG N E T I C GA R DE N . An inspired collection
of garden images including various garden vegetables and fruits. Features favorites such as cantaloupe, watermelon, broccoli, pepper, orange, apple, tomato, plus tools and different vegetable seedlings in pots. Perfect for teaching about healthy food choices or for identifying plants in school gardens. #T-12343. $12.50.


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M O I S T U R E M E T E R . Precise, high quality meter accurately measures relative moisture content incrementally from 1 (dry) to 10 (saturated) at root level in just 60 seconds. Use to determine when plants are nearing their water stress point (and develop scales of drought tolerance using different plants). This 8" probe is also practical for avoiding over (or under) watering of house or garden plants. Measure and graph moisture fluctuations with different compost mixtures to optimize composting. No batteries are needed. Comes with complete instructions. #T-8328. $9.95.


PLANT TISSUE TEST KITS. Plant tissue or sap tests

indicate whether a growing plant is receiving abundant, adequate, or deficient amounts of available nutrients from the soil. Use these kits in plant experiments or to test how well garden plants are doing and adjust fertilizers accordingly. Two kits are offered, each containing all necessary labware, soil handbook, directions, sturdy case, and reagents for 50 tests. Reliable procedures and clear directions. Refills also available.

NPK SOIL TEST KIT. Safe, easy, and economical kit contains all the supplies needed to perform 50 tests each for soil nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Includes the necessary apparatus, diagrammed instructions, laminated color chart, and test tablets. Specifically designed to meet the exacting requirements of the GLOBE program, this kit is ideal for teaching upper elementary, middle, and high school students about soil nutrients and their relationship to plant growth. # KIT-8330. $25.95.


colorimetric tests indicate nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium concentrations. #T ES T-4177. $97.95. Refill (50). #TEST-4178. $87.95.

pH TESTER. Rapid, precise method

of testing soil acidity/alkalinity. No batteries are needed. Simply follow the easy directions that come with the 8" long probe and adjust/retest soil pH as many times as you want. Perfect for experiments on the effects of pH on plant growth using different soil types and moisture conditions. #T-18099. $7.95.


spot tests on filter paper are used to determine tissue concentrations of boron, copper, ferrous and ferric iron, manganese, and zinc. #TEST-4015. $107.95. Refill (50). #TEST-4016. $99.95.

SOIL pH TEST KIT. Ideal for students and teachers

who need a quick, practical way to measure soil pH. Includes laminated color chart for reading pH values from 4-11, instructions, and 50 non-hazardous tablets. #TEST-16291. $11.95.


can sow seeds quickly and without waste with this manual vibrating seeder. Simply click the dial which rattles seeds through one of four baffle sizes, depending on the size of the seeds being planted. Comes with complete instructions. #T-18198. $4.95.

SOIL THERMOMETER. This handy 7" thermometer

reads soil temperatures from 0-220 degrees F. Use to determine optimal germination temperatures or for measuring heat in compost bins. Includes handy clip and protective green case. #T-14300. $8.95.

INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE KIT. Investigate how healthy plants respond to different soil textures, soil pH, and nutrient concentrations. Investigators plant seeds, perform soil tests, record growth, and learn proper plant care. Includes supplemental activities, games, recipes, and internet links. Perfect introduction to botany and soil science for students ages 8-13. # KIT-9517. $24.95.

MINI-SEED MASTER. Perfect for sowing individual packets of seeds. Releases 1-2 seeds at a time, reducing waste along with the need to thin out seedlings. Simply load the chamber with seeds and follow simple directions. #T-18199. $2.95.


This kit contains everything needed for classroom germination studies. Includes directions, teacher's guide, 15-cell tray, peat pellets, radish seeds, and dome. # KIT-17199. $24.95.


Perfect introduction to plant growth for students in grades 3-8. Includes five germination chambers, five domes (to allow plants to grow tall enough to be transplanted), four packets of seed (monocots and dicots), magnifying glass, teachers guide, and reproducible student worksheets. #KIT-9514. $35.95. Phone

HY DR OP ONI CS E XPE R I M E NT K IT. Specially designed transparent culture chamber allows students to make comparisons between five different kinds of plants, studying seed germination time, plant growth rates, development of roots, stems and leaves, and the effects of nutrient and mineral deficiencies. Contains two growth chambers, germinating floats, plugs, seeds, nutrients, and manual. For grades 5-12, kit can be used for individual or small group projects. # K IT-14333. $ 67.95. Ref ill. # K IT-14334. $34.95.

CLEAR GR OW TH CHAMB ER . Useful for many activities from hatching brine shrimp to keeping small freshwater microorganisms, growing plants, studying ant or earthworm behavior and more. Multi-purpose design includes two dividers and dome cover, all constructed of sturdy plexiglas. Growth chamber measures 6-1/2 long x 4-1/2 wide x 6-1/2 high. #T-6387. $21.95.

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A CHILD'S GAR DEN, 60 Ideas to Mak e Any Garden Come Alive for Children. Dannenmaier.
Until recently, children played outdoors after school and in the summer. Today, however, children are more likely to spend their free time indoors, watching television, playing video games, or using a computer. But children thrive in the natural world studies now show that they work and mature bet ter mentally, physically, and emotionally when exposed to nature. Featured throughout are miniature paradises that parents and architects have designed specifically for children, highlighting an enchanting variety of elements that transform gardens into creative wonderlands. Ages 5-10. # BP-16322. $19.95.

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NATUR AL PLAYSCAPES, Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul. Keeler. This
resource challenges educators, school administrators, landscape architects, and directors of parks and child care centers to re-think the use of outdoor space. This comprehensive book defines the basic elements of natural playscapesfrom raised planters to intricate pathways, sound gardens, and willow tunnels. Discusses core concepts, the use of local resources (people as well as materials), and invitations for children to participate. Offers brainstorming and assessment exercises that help you take stock of your environment, natural resources, "portfolio of place," and playscape goals. Provides a compendium of resources, including tips for involving the local community and ideas for creating sensory-rich spaces, inexpensive ideas for playscapes, plant resources, organizations, and references. # EE-17047. $48.95.

H OLLY H OCK S A N D H ON E Y B E E S , G a r den P r oj ect s f or Young Children. Starbuck, Olthof,

Midden. This creative book fills the gap in resources available on gardening for teachers and parents of young children, ages 3-7. Gardens are perfect for engaging a childs interest while developing literacy, science and math sk ills , social sciences, and the arts as well as physical, cognitive, and social development. # BP-11219. $29.95.


if, instead of battling the natural world, we invite it into our backyards? The result is the nature-friendly garden, which attracts and meets the needs of common creatures rabbits, toads, insects, squirrels, owls, and so onwhile maintaining a thriving, varied landscape of f lowers and plants. Sustainable, low-impact gardens foster species diversity while keeping wildlife damage and invasive p lant grow th at an acceptable minimum. # B P-14345. $19.95.


Peterson. Gardening is about much more than weeding or even providing food. It is about nurturing, caring, sharing, and building. Growing a garden can be a profound experience for children, connecting them with their own community. For urban children, gardening may also be their only chance to interact with the natural world. A how-to book, but more importantly, a book about teaching peace. # BP-10067. $10.00.

R OOT S , S H OOT S , B UCK E T S A N D B OOT S , G a r d e n i n g To g e t h e r wi t h Chi l dr en. Lovejoy.

Blends gardening, nature, and science into 12 spirited theme gardens. Try the fun potato bin garden that fits on a porch or just outside the classroom. Beautifully illustrated with the authors own watercolors, each project includes plans, recipes, and a Discovery Walk. Ages 5-12. # BP-8315. $13.95.

M AT H I N T HE GAR DE N. Kreidler. Gardens are magical settings filled with aromas, colors, and patterns that excite the imagination and awaken the senses. Why not capitalize on this to engage children in fun math exercises that complement their natural enthusiasm for what is going on outside? This engaging curriculum uses a mathematical lens to take children on an educationf ill e d e x p l o r atio n o f th e garden. Dozens of hands-on activities hone math skills and promote inquiry, language arts, and nutrition. Get that school garden growing with activities that support math and science standards. Grades K-8. # BP-14483. $29.95. BEYOND THE BEAN SEED, Gardening Activities for Grades K-6. Jurenka,
Blass. This ac tivit y book connects gardening with l i t e r a c y a n d c h i l d r e n s literature. As early as 1916, John Dewey came out in strong support of gardening as a core part of childhood education. He understood that gardening can be a template for the study of science, art and literature. In this guide, each section (botany, flowers, vegetables, fruits, garden habitats, ecology, soils, etc.) combines gardening tips with creative projects integrated with other disciplines. For teachers, parents, camp directorsanyone involved in promoting or developing childrens gardening programs. # BP-5179. $29.95.

NAT I V E A M E R I CAN GAR DE NI NG , Stor ies , Pr oj ects and R ecipes f or Families. Caduto,
Bruchac. From the authors of the best selling Keepers series, this resource gives you the tools to integrate science, native traditions and culinary talents all in one ! Using traditional corn, bean and squash mixtures, students make Native American ins trument s such as gourd rattles and corn husk dolls, cook native meals, snacks, drinks and desserts. Create fun any time of year! #BP-4801. $16.95.

SUNFLOWER HOUSES, A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups. Lovejoy. This creative activity book
offers a unique mix of memories, activities, garden plans, crafts, stories, games, and planting projects by the author of another classic, Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots. Children love making daisy chains, hollyhock dolls and firefly lanterns, and create "sp e cial places" for play. # BP-10066. $13.95.

These waterproof cards feature 17 garden insects along with useful ideas for encouraging (or deterring) them. Cards measure 1-1/4" x 4," bound together with a chain. #T-11119. $8.95. $6.95 each.


children to learn about common garden flowers while having fun. To make artistic rubbings, simply lay a sheet of paper over the top and rub with a p encil. Comes with directions and ideas for expanding this art form into creative projects and lessons for children ages 5 and up. Includes cosmos, morning glory, calla lily, gardenia, hydrangea, iris, lily, marigold, sunflower, tulip, water lily, rose, cactus, hibiscus, and gazania. # KIT-16008. $8.95.

DISCOV ER NATUR E IN THE GARDEN, Things to Know and Things to do. Conrad. Discover
what lives among the rustling rows of corn or underneath the pansy leaves. Gardens and flower beds may appear tranquil, but they are stages upon which a million dramas unfold. Ages 10-adult. # BP-5173. $14.95.

A GARDENERS HANDBOOK OF PLANT NAMES, Their Meanings and Origins. Smith. Latin and
common names given to plants may seem random or even whimsical until one actually understands their meaning. This book reveals the strange origins and original meanings of plant names. Gardeners, botanists, and teachers can use this book to tie gardening to language studies. # BP-9131. $14.95.


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FAMILY K ITCHEN GAR DEN. Liebreich, Wagner, Wendland. Useful guide for integrating the garden and kitchen in a simple, fun way that parents and children can enjoy together. By teaching children how to garden, they are more likely to eat what they growwhat a rewarding way to encourage a healthy diet! Seasonal recipes include nutritious, kid-friendly foods like parsnip chips, rhubarb cake, and homemade ketchup. Identifies plants that are particularly easy to grow and suitable for young children. For parents who want to get their kids outside and for teachers who want to achieve success in their school gardens. # BP-17222. $24.95. BIG IDEAS: Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment. Center for Ecoliteracy. This book
offers a powerful conceptual framework and serious food for thought for teachers and students in grades K-12. It encourages students to systematically look at the connections forged between something so basic as food choices, and both personal and environmental health. Clustered according to grade-group level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) each big idea is accompanied by essential questions, sample activities, and key concepts drawn from the Benchmarks for Science Literacy. #EE-16706. $16.95.

et al. Team up with young gardeners on scores of fun outdoor and indoor garden-related activities. Share the joy of watching plants and the animals that live among them grow and flourish as you guide children in the discovery of nature's cycles and communities. Includes over 40 hands-on activities and ideas for wildlife and food gardening projects, nature explorations, science experiments, journal keeping, art and craft activities, easy step-bystep instructions with colorful illustrations on each page and a comprehensive glossary. #BP-18100. $9.95.

E D I B LE S CH OO LYA R D, A U ni v er s a l I d ea .
Waters. Chef Alice Waters describes how a small group of teachers and volunteers turned over long-abandoned soil at an urban middle school to plant the Edible Schoolyard. The original concept has been developed into activities that integrate academics with growing, cooking, and sharing wholesome, delicious food and, in short, becoming the "Edible Educator." Provides educators with a visionary model for linking school gardens with individual nutrition and community sustainability. # BP-17221. $24.95.

GROWING FOOD. Linking Food and the Environment

(LiFE). This inquiry-based curriculum teaches students in grades 4- 6 about science and culture through the study of food. Students learn about cycles in nature, energy flow, and food systems while engaging in hands-on investigations of photosynthesis, food webs, different systems of agriculture, and more. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings; and a matrix mapping this book to the National Science Education Standards. # BP-17223. $34.95.

HEALTHY FOODS FROM HEALTHY SOILS, A Hands-on Resource for Educators, Grades K-6.
Patten, Lyons. Deeper awareness is sweeping the nation regarding the general health and fitness of youth. This collection of 45 experiential activities helps children understand nutrition, agriculture, recycling, and sustainability. Each activity is keyed to the National Science Education Standards. # BP-12323. $19.95.


this book to create a new nutrition culture by teaching positive attitudes about food, fitness and body image. Includes dozens of fun, hands-on nutrition education activities for students in grades K-6. Provides a link between school garden projects and activities in science, math, language arts, physical education and performing arts. Introduces food pyramid concepts and helps children make healthy food choices both at home and in the school cafeteria. #BP-17227. $19.95.


the Environment (LiFE). Through a series of activities and lessons, students in grades 5-6 learn about the global food system and explore and analyze their personal choices. Students engage in hands-on investigations of the cycling of matter in nature and the human impact on this cycle, explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning, and apply what they have learned through discussions and debates. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, tools for assessment, student activity sheets and readings, and a matrix mapping this book to the National Science Education Standards. #BP-17225. $39.95.

EARLY SPROUTS, Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children. Kalich, Bauer, McPartlin.
Creative, research-based nutrition curriculum with a seed-to-table approach. Encourages preschoolers to eat more vegetables by helping g r o w, h a r v e s t , a n d p r e p a r e organically grown foods. The curriculum cultivates healthy change by increasing young childrens preferences for and consumption of wholesome foods, promoting nutritious foods at home and school, and reducing the risks and issues associated with childhood obesity. Includes information for planning, planting, and maintaining a garden that works with a variety of climates. # BP-17250. $24.95.


This hands-on activity guide is filled with recipes for teaching kids about nutrition and healthy living. For use by both classroom teachers and parents, this resource encourages children to learn how to make their own healthy choices. It is divided into six chapters with different activities and approaches for each grade level (K-6). Whimsical characters guide children through a series of activities, word mazes, recipes, and theme-based school gardens. #BP-17226. $14.95.


This resource, organized around food chain concepts, integrates gardening with explorations of pests and natural predators found in and around gardens. Students in grades 5-7 discover how salamanders control slugs, lizards eat flies, spiders catch moths, hummingbirds and butterflies pollinate flowers, and more food chain relationships. # B -8322. $22.95.

NOURISHING CHOICES: Implementing Food Education in Classr ooms, Cafeterias, and Schoolyards. Pranis. This hands-on activity book
teaches students to grow, cook, taste, and share plant-based fo o ds and prepare healthful dishes. As a result, students often become nutrition advocates, sharing helpful information with others. School-based food and nutrition projects often begin as small-scale ventures and then grow into community efforts. All such programs provide a framework for teaching nutrition, science, agriculture, and health. Grades 3-5. #BP-17224. $21.95.

MY FOOD FACTORY GAME. Learn about the 100

trillion bacteria that live and work in the large intestines, or about the stomach that makes a new lining every three days so its walls dont digest themselves. Players learn about the parts and functions of the human digestive system along with facts about nutrition and health, progressing from medical students to physicians as they gain knowledge. The 56 Fact Cards and 14 ID Cards are perfect for use as review cards. For 2players or several teams, ages 9-14. # G-17078. $24.95. Phone

SINGING IN OUR GARDEN (CD). Includes Take Time to Wonder, Dirt Made My Lunch, River Song, Roots, Stems, Leaves, No Bones Within, Im a Tree, Water Cycle Boogie, Decomposition, Ecology, Nature Rap, Everything Needs a Home and more. Perfect way to get children motivated to go out and start gardening. Once in the garden, learning and fun come easy! #CD-10223. $14.95.

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