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Why Do Most Plants Need Soil?

From the Series Down & Dirty: The Secrets of Soil

For many months a tiny seed has been warm and safe underground. Now it's spring and a little green shoot bursts from the seed and appears from under the soil. Beneath the surface, the new plant's roots spread out in search of water and nutrients. One day the little shoot will be a tall, strong tree. None of this would be possible without soil! Inside this book, readers will discover how important soil is to plant life. How do plants get water and nutrients from soil? Why would trees fall over if there was no soil? And why is good, healthy soil essential to farmers who grow and produce most of the foods we eat? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that most of us take for granted, the book makes learning about soil a lively, engaging experience.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-62724-837-2
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-62724-898-3
$41.36 $28.95
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Subject Science
Copyright 2016
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-07-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
BISACS JNF051080
Dewey 580
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 177319
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5

Author: Ellen Lawrence