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Science Projects for Kids: Classifying Plants


Unfriendly Foliage Poster

Not all plants are safe to touch or taste. Make an unfriendly foliage poster showing which plants to stay away from.

What You'll Need:

  • Plant reference books
  • Poster board
  • Markers or paint

People have found ways to use many kinds of plants. Many plants are used for food. Others -- like rubber trees and aloe -- are used to make products. Some have beautiful flowers, and some smell good.

But there are a few plants that are nothing but trouble to humans. If you've ever had poison ivy, you know just what we're talking about!

Step 1: At the library, find a book that tells about poisonous plants. Poisonous plants include:

  • Holly Berries
  • Locoweed
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Potato leaves and stem
  • Rhubarb leaves

Step 2: Make a poster that tells which plants are poisonous and shows what they look like. See if your school or public library would like to display the poster.

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