10 in science – Plants

Giuliano Menghini

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7cm

Pages: 48

ISBN: 978-88-590-1869-8

Publication date: 01/05/2019

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11)


10 questions, 10 games, 10 topics to discover the secrets of plants using the experimental method!

The notebook consists of 10 sections, through which you will discover how plants, extraordinary organisms that have allowed for the development of life on Earth by producing oxygen, work.  Each section starts with a question, to which you will have to try to give an answer by OBSERVING, EXPERIMENTING, and PLAYING.

In the cards that accompany the notebook, you will find all the materials needed to assemble the 10 SCIENTIFIC GAMES with your own hands. It provides a pathway designed to get you into the world of science by the front door, that is, learning about and using the EXPERIMENTAL METHOD in your home, without the need for special tools.


1.What is a plant?
2. Do plants eat?
3. Where does photosynthesis and respiration happen?
4. What are plants made of?
5. Which parts of the plant are involved in the photosynthesis process?
6. What are roots for?
7. How do substances move inside of a plant?
8. How are new plants born?
9. How do seeds and fruits work?
10. How many types of plants are there on earth?

Answers, in my own words!
Concept map

10 IN SCIENCE – Plants

10 in Science – Plants is an innovative and fun workbook, useful for getting primary and middle school students (ages 9 to 13)  to apply the scientific method through observation, experimentation, and play.  An innovative programme that invites students to think like real scientists, introducing them to the fascinating world of plants and how they work.

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The book contains 10 chapters which follow the scientific method experiment scheme:  


The title of the chapter introduces a question, which the student uses to begin reasoning and formulating a hypothesis.


The chapter continues with observation of an experiment which helps the student understand the phenomenon and come up with a more precise idea with respect to the possible answers of the initial question.


The chapter ends with finding out the correct response. Each answer is accompanied by an explanation, to help the student understand why the other options are not correct.

Each chapter then presents many interesting facts about the subject, because plants are amazing organisms that are full of unexpected surprises.

The topics covered are accompanied by special boxes:  

OBSERVE!” box invites you to pay attention to some important details: thanks to the help of some photos taken under a microscope, children can develop a scientist’s “super vision”.

In the “EXPERIMENT!” box, the student will find some ideas for first-hand experiments on the phenomena studied.

Each topic presented in the “PLAY!” box contains scientific games which stimulate curiosity and illustrate the more fun and creative side of science.

At the back of the book, all of the worksheets and cuttable materials necessary for assembling and completing the scientific games and activities - useful for reflection and understanding - can be found.

Leaf through some pages of the book that have been translated into English to give you a general idea of how “10 in Science-Plants” is structured.


Giuliano Menghini Graduated in Natural Science, he taught biology, chemistry and Earth science in high schools. He also projected and designed some of the best Italian scientific educational games.