Grade Level: 6th; Type: Botany
The goal of this project is to reveal the vein structure or venation of leaves. The process of dissolving the soft plant tissue from leaves is a means of removing flesh, cleanly exposing vein patterns. Since subclasses of plants have distinct patterns, students can determine the class of the sample based on the visible venation.
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