Step 1. Questions
Stop for a moment and think of all of the different ways that you use plants. Write them down on a piece of paper (which, by the way, is made from plants). Does your list include things such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine? What about musical instruments, furniture, perfumes, food bowls, jewelry, boats, or fuel? It is difficult to list all the ways that we use plants.
As you probably know, the most important use of plants is to help support life here on Earth. Plants not only make the oxygen we need, they also help clean up the air when we pollute it! In this project you will discover the wonderful world of plants, and the many ways we use them. The following questions will help you get started:
By using the following Web sites you can answer these questions, as well as some of your own. When your research is complete, use the steps that follow to write a report on your findings.
- How have plants been used throughout history?
- What are some common uses of plants today?
- What role do plants have in supporting life on Earth?
- Why is it important to save plants?
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!