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Next time you're walking through the park, take a good look at the plants around you. From towering pine trees to tiny blades of grass, plants come in a lot of different shapes, sizes and even smells! What about their roots? While you can observe colorful variety above ground, roots usually tend to look alike. In this project, you'll explore why all roots seem to grow straight down. Do you think you can "trick" roots to grow in a different direction?
Do plant roots always grow straight down?
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