Meat eating plants for kids
Hungry Plants by Mary BattenI am slowly discovering the wonderful world of non-fiction in childrens literature. Who knew that there are so many informative and educational kids books out there?
One of the most interesting books Ive found recently is Hungry Plants. It is an early reader level 4 book all about carnivorous plants. I read this to my daughter and she just loved it. Her favorite was the Venus Fly Trap, but she thought the other ones were cool, too.
It is chuck full of great information about different kinds of insect eating plants. The illustrations are highly detailed and depict the makeup of the plants very well.
I will admit that I dont have a very good way to check the facts presented in this book in any other way than to Google everything. Unfortunately, I dont have the time to do that. At any rate, I am giving this book a solid 5 STARS for being interesting, informative, and very educational.
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Carnivorous plant facts for kids
With their striking shapes and amazing colours - not to mention their bloodthirsty diets - many species are perfect plants for younger growers. They often fascinate people who otherwise have little interest in plants, making them a perfect introduction to horticulture and botany. Aged 12, George is a keen carnivorous plant enthusiast with an impressive collection. Be sure to check out his blog, Green Fingered George. It is very easy to keep and is really beautiful. Rule number 1, always use rainwater! For happy, healthy, colourful carnivores, there are some far more important things you need to do first:.
Carnivorous plants are plants which get nutrients from trapping and eating animals. They are often called insectivorous plants , because they usually trap insects. Since they get some of their food from animals, carnivorous plants can grow in places where the soil is thin, or poor in nutrients. This is true for soils with little nitrogen , such as acidic bogs and rock outcrops. Charles Darwin wrote the first well-known book on carnivorous plants in This ability of plants to catch animals is true carnivory. There are more than twelve genera in five families.
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. Are there really plants that eat? Yes, there are. In fact, there are different kinds of carnivorous plants around the world. Some carnivorous plants are water plants they live in the water and some live in the soil like most other plants do.