Why Are Some Plants Hairy?

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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.

https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2022.739393

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NGSS STEM Practices

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Book or eBook, Text/Web Page

Creation Date

2022