Plants: Questions & Answers (Curious Nature)

Author(s): Nancy Dickmann

Plants & Trees

Plants are brilliant things to study scientifically. They grow, reproduce, make their own food and some can even defend themselves. In Plants you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out how leaves function, the strength of the acid in a nettle, and whether plants can grow in cola! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid.

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Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A format


Have you ever wondered why flowers are colourful, what roots do or why plants have fruits? Read this book to find out how plants make food, grow and spread their seeds.


Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.


  • 1: What is a plant?

  • 2: What are the parts of a plant?

  • 3: How do plants get food?

  • 4: Why do trees lose their leaves?

  • 5: Why are flowers so colourful?

  • 6: Why do fruits have seeds inside?

  • 7: What are acorns for?

  • 8: How do plants grow?

  • 9: What are roots for?

  • 10: How old is that tree?

  • 11: What is the world's biggest plant?

  • 12: Can plants live underwater?

  • 13: Activity: grow your own plants

  • 14: Glossary

  • 15: Further resources

  • 16: Index

General Fields

  • : 9781445156743
  • : Hachette Children's Books
  • : Franklin Watts
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nancy Dickmann
  • : Hardcover
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 909
  • : 32