The Nightshades: Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peppers
All about the vegetables in the nightshade family.
The student will observe the growth process of a potato.
A Priceless Collection
Students will read a dramatic story about the Russian plant breeder, Nikolai I. Vavilov, who faced starvation during World War II to protect a valuable collection of seed potatoes and other seed crops. Students will learn about present-day seed banks and their importance in maintaining and improving crops. Students will experiment with seed germination and record their observations.