Have you even thought about how plants grow? Well the section on photosynthesis will explain this in easy to understand language.

Some plants have learned to protect themselves the section of Plant Defense explains how they do this and will answer the questions you may have. The Amazon Rainforest covers over 1 BILLION acres that's one big forest and the article give you more interesting facts to read about. You may think plans are boring but they are actually fascinating and some of the facts they we have uncovered will help you appreciate them.

  • Carnivorous

    The word carnivorous means to need meat (from animals) for survival. So that means carnivorous plants are plants that eat bugs and even small animals like frogs. What! Are there really plants that eat?

  • Photosynthesis

    What do you do when you get hungry? You ask your mom for something to eat, don’t you? Or you may even go to the kitchen and fix yourself something to eat. Well, plants get hungry just like you and I do.

  • Plant Defenses

    When we look at a pretty flower sitting on top of a thin, green stem, we don’t usually think of them as being strong or tough, do we? No, we think of them as fragile and pretty and we are careful not to tear its leaves or petals.

  • Seed Germination

    Plants come from seeds. This happens when the seeds are planted in the ground and sprout (begin to grow). Before a seed can sprout, it must go through a process called germination.

  • Rainforest

    A rainforest is a forest that gets lots and lots of rain—over 200 inches a year! Some rainforests get as much as 400 inches of rain a year! It is always warm in the rainforest, too.

  • Why Leaves Change Color

    If you live in certain parts of the world (especially the middle and eastern parts of the United States) you will see something happen each fall (autumn) that is almost magical.

  • Structure of a Plant

    There are many different kinds of plants. Some have flowers. Some don’t. Some give us fruits. Some give us vegetables.

  • Non-Flowering Plants

    The world is filled with lots and lots of plants. Some plants have vegetables growing on them. Some plants give us flowers that are pretty and smell good.

  • Cocoa Beans

    Do you like chocolate? Most people do. The smooth, brown candy is deliciously sweet. Not all chocolate tastes exactly alike, but it all tastes like chocolate, doesn’t it?

  • Cucumbers

    Cucumbers are members of the melon family. This means cucumbers are actually a fruit instead of a vegetable. Cucumbers are green and are shaped like a tube.

  • Tomato Plants

    Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Wait! A fruit? Yes, that’s right—tomatoes are actually a fruit—not a vegetable.

  • Apples

    Apples are a fruit and one of the most popular foods in the world. The reasons apples are so popular are

  • Cactus

    A cactus is a plant that grows where the soil is dry and rocky—most usually in the desert. A cactus doesn’t have leaves like other plants do. A cactus has spines or thorns.

  • Poisonous Plants

    Plants are a very important part of nature. Plants release oxygen into the air so that we can breathe. Plants provide food for animals and people.

  • Peanuts

    Peanuts are one of the world’s most popular snacks, and peanut butter is one of the most popular foods in the entire world.

  • Potatoes

    Potatoes are a vegetable that is also one of the most energy-giving foods there is. This is because of the starch and carbohydrates in potatoes.

  • Onions

    Onions are a type of vegetable that are really a member of the bulb family. That is because the part of the onion that is most important is the bulb (ball) that grows under the ground.

  • Herbs

    Herbs are plants with leaves, seeds and flowers that are eaten or used to flavor foods. Herbs have been used by people since the beginning of time.

  • Flowering plants

    Aren’t flowers pretty? They come in just about every color in the rainbow and many of them smell almost as good as they look.

  • Life Cycle of a Plant

    Where do plants come from? From seeds, of course, you say. But where do seeds come from? And do all plants come from seeds?