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 Experiment with photosynthesis (Lightning bolt books. Plant experiments)
 Author: Higgins, Nadia

 Publisher:  Lerner (2015)

 Dewey: 572
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 443420 ISBN: 9781467757324
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Photosynthesis -- Experiments
 Plants

Price: $27.65

Summary:
Step-by-step instructions help readers explore science concepts and analyze information about photosynthesis.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 66897

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (-) (04/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 2–4—For the most part, the plant-based projects in each of these collections range from badly designed to outright dangerous. In Living Environment, for example, testing the effects of heat on seeds requires labeling, moving, and then regularly topping off a jar of boiling water (though Higgins does advise adult supervision). Elsewhere, pinecones are labeled as "seeds," no advice is offered for digging up dandelions without damaging the roots, and children with pollen allergies are invited to "substitute the lily for a bowl filled with baking powder" rather than the other way around. Experiments with Pollination contains a nonsensical claim that "a seed will form only if pollen from the same types of flowers join." Each volume ends with an arbitrary piece of the scientific method. The closing lists of print and web resources are adequate. VERDICT Not recommended. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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