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Plants Toolbox

Plant specimens from Utah's diverse habitats are accompanied by curriculum, activities and resources for studying adaptation and classification. See examples of Utah plants from wetlands, forests, and deserts. Learn to sort and classify using seeds, plant specimens and important botanical resources.

What's in the Plants Toolbox?

Click here for the Plant Toolbox Specimen and Material List!

30 preserved plant specimens from all the habitats of Utah.

Other materials include: quadrat for population studies, plant press, magnifying lenses, many different types of seeds, slice of tree trunk, rulers and other materials for lessons.

Related plant books:

Ancient Harvest by Storad and Joyal
Introducing Flowers, Ferns, Fungi & More by Hickman
Tell Me, Tree by Gibbons
From Seed to Plant by Gibbons
Plants of the Rocky Mountains by Kershaw, Pojar, and Alaback
Once There Was a Tree by Harrington
How to Identify Plants by Larsen

Teaching Toolboxes include revelant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.

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