Why Are Some Plants Hairy?


This article explains how plants use trichomes as a creative and unique weapon to protect themselves from insect herbivores.

Frontiers for Young Minds is a project of the Frontiers research journal. It asks scientists to re-write their research papers at a middle school level — and then has middle and high school students serve as the editors! These articles are good, grade-appropriate sources of information for students.


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NGSS STEM Practices


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Book or eBook, Text/Web Page

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