What environment do houseplants need?

The plants growing in your classroom or home may not look like the same types of plants that you find growing outside. Many indoor plants don't grow well outside in most North American climates. Do the lab below to determine what type of environment most houseplants thrive in. jgh

1. Examine a healthy houseplant in your classroom or home.

2. Describe the environmental conditions found in your classroom or home. For example, is the air humid or dry? Is the room warm or cool? Does the temperature stay about the same, or change during the day?

3. Using observations from step 1 and descriptions from step 2, hypothesize about the natural environment of the plants in your classroom or home.

4. Think Critically In your Science Journal, record the observations that led to your hypothesis. How would you design an experiment to test your hypothesis?


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_^ Succession Make the following

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