Texas Forestry Service
The Texas Forestry Service provides information on many aspects of forestry. Click on “Forest Management” on the left menu. Choose “Reforestation” from the list that appears and scroll down to “Why Plant Trees?” What type of tree is generally replanted after a forest is harvested?
This web site provides a list of common medicinal plants and their uses. Choose several plants from the list and summarize their uses in your Science Journal. Which plant from the list is good for treating burns?
Plant Based Drugs and Medicine
Scroll down this page to view the table about plants used as medicines. What are the chemicals in Digitalis purpurea that help treat cardio (heart) problems?
Uses of Velcro®
The brand name VELCRO® is the most widely recognized name for hook-and-loop fasteners. Read this list of uses for the product. What do you use hook-and-loop fasteners for? Can you think of any new uses?
The Invention of VELCRO®
Read this article about the invention of hook-and-loop fasteners. Mestral, the man who invented the fastener, said it would rival the zipper in its ability to fasten. How many yards of Mestral’s hook-and-loop fasteners were sold per year?