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Watch incredible time lapses of several cactus blooms. The beautiful flowers bloom overnight and last only for a day.

Peanuts are actually the seeds of the peanut plant. Inside each peanut is a baby plant. Like with all seeds, the baby peanut plant doesn’t start growing until it has everything it needs. This includes the right amounts of air and water, and the right temperature. So no, a peanut plant won’t start growing in your belly!

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Making Connections


What did you learn about plant and animal life cycles that surprised you? Why was it a surprise?


What other books have you read about plants and animals? What are some examples of life cycles in those texts?


What time of year is most common for plants and animals to reproduce? Why do you think that is?

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