Bulletin Board Ideas: Plants With Unusual Defense Mechanisms
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Bulletin Board Ideas: Plants With Unusual Defense Mechanisms

There are several plants with unusual defense mechanisms that you can introduce to the kids with the use of the bulletin board.

The wonders of nature could be introduced to children as early as possible. You can introduce this idea using the bulletin board. Children will have fun viewing the different types of plants with their unusual defense mechanisms.  You can use the real plant to introduce the plants that are available around.  But you can also avail of pictures of the other plants.

Plants with unusual defense mechanisms are good ideas for a bulletin board. If your lesson is about plants it is time you introduce the subject matter to the children on the bulletin board. What is good about using plants on bulletin boards is that you can use the real plants. Potted plants can be displayed on especially made bulletin boards with frames. If you can avail of real plants then the children will enjoy viewing the plants. This will give them a better understanding of how different types of plants survive.

Here are some plants with unusual defense mechanism that you can use on the bulletin board.

Mimosa Plant

Mimosa plants are small plants that grow with weeds. They have small pink flowers with leaves that fold in when touched. You can use a pot to display this plant so that the children can see how the leaves fold when you touch them. Be careful though because mimosa has thorns.

Century Plant

This plant has spines and prickles that protect it from plant eating animals. Century plants can also be displayed in pots for the children to see. This plant may grow very big but you can avail of a small potted plant to display on your bulletin board.

Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle is a plant with stinging hairs on their stem and leaves. If you touch the plant, the hairs break and release a poison. This prevents animals from eating them.

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is a plant that produces poisonous oil. It uses the poisonous substance as a defense mechanism to prevent animals from eating and destroying them.

Nagasa Bamboo

The Nagasa bamboo has hard leaves that are difficult to chew. This prevents plant-eating animals from eating the leaves.

Water lily and water hyacinth

Water lilies have hollow stems and leaf stalks that make them float in water and hold them upright.

Pine Trees

Pine trees are cone-shaped trees with needle-like leaves that prevent snow from piling up on the branches, thereby preventing the breakage of the branches during winter.

Mangrove Trees

Mangrove trees grow along the coasts so they are often hit by strong waves but they have several strong roots that anchor them firmly to the sand so they cannot be uprooted easily.

There are many types of defense mechanisms in plants just as there are countless plants around. You can choose plants that you have already seen so that when children ask you questions about the plants you can readily answer them.

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