Kingdom Plantae: Plants Resources for Public Libraries

May 3, 2022

Flowers, foliage and…fruits? Britannica Library is ripe with fascinating articles and media on the plant kingdom.

Plants can be found wherever there is sunlight, air and soil, from the northernmost coast of Greenland where the Arctic poppy peeps out from beneath the ice, to mosses and tussock grasses growing in Antarctica. Plants are essential to our world, and Britannica Library is a great place to learn all about them.


Recommended “Plants” Resources

These resource packs contain curated articles, videos and illustrations from Britannica Library. The content is appropriate for kids and teens and provide a great starting point when researching plants and their attributes.

Resource Pack Links:
Britannica Library (Australia) Kids resource pack↗
Britannica Library (Australia) Teens resource pack↗
Britannica Library (New Zealand) Kids resource pack↗
Britannica Library (New Zealand) Teens resource pack↗


Activities

Print out these activities for children to complete on their own or in groups, using Britannica Library and the instructions provided. Worksheets can also be downloaded, shared and completed online.

Parts of a Plant Worksheet

Parts of a Plant

Plants are more complex than they appear and each part of a plant is extremely important. Label the parts of a plant and describe the function of each part.

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How Does Light Affect Plant Growth Worksheet

How Does Light Affect Plant Growth?

Plants require soil, water and light to germinate and grow. Explore the effect of sunlight on the growth of plants by answering the questions in this worksheet. (Use Britannica Library to research your answers!)

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Photosynthesis Worksheet

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is an important chemical process performed by a plant. Using the materials in the above “plants” resource pack, create a diagram explaining the process of photosynthesis. Include short explanations of the process with your diagram.

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Featured Image from BRITANNICA IMAGEQUEST: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of trichomes (modified hairs) on the leaf surface of an air plant (Tillandsia sp.). Air plants are tropical epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants for support). Accessed 03 May. 2022.


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