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Botany science fair project:
Growing all year long with grade one - grass, tulips and amaryllis

Science Fair Project Information
Title: Growing all year long with grade one - grass, tulips and amaryllis.
Subject: Botany
Grade level: Primary School / Kindergarten - Grades K-3
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: None
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair
Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2004/dena4c0/public_html/
Short Background


Grass is a type of plant that covers the ground like a green rug. If it gets too cold or dry, it turns brown. There is a family of plants called the "grass family". The plants in the grass family are called grasses. Most grasses do not grow taller than 0.5 meters. Some grasses like bamboo can grow tall.

People have used grasses for a long time. People eat grasses. People have grown them as food for farm animals for about 10,000 years. Grasses have also been used to make paper for more than 4000 years. In Asia, people use bamboo to build houses and other things.

In English, it is common to use the word "grass" when talking. For example:

  • "The grass is always greener on the other side" means "people are never happy with what they have and want something else."
  • "Don't let the grass grow under your feet" means "Do something".
  • "A snake in the grass" is about a person that will be not be honest and will trick others.
  • Grass is sometimes used as a slang term for cannabis.


Tulip (Tulipa) is a potflower plant. There is many races (cultivars) and species of tulips. Cultivars are used as ornamental plants.

It grows in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia from Anatolia and Iran in the east to northeast of China and Japan.

The Tulip is most associtated with Holland.


Amaryllis is a monotypic (only one species) genus of plant also known as the Belladonna Lily or naked ladies. The single species, Amaryllis belladonna, is a native of South Africa, particularly the rocky southwest region near the Cape. It is often confused with the Hippeastrum, a flowering bulb commonly sold in the winter months for its propensity to bloom indoors.

Source: Wikipedia (All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License)

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