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Interactive video lesson plan for: Can Plants Get Sunburned?

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Plants need sunlight to live, but they also need to block the sun's more harmful rays. Plants can't put on sunscreen or find shade, so how do they avoid getting a gnarly sunburn?

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Sources:
http://www.life.illinois.edu/govindjee/encyc/encarta.htm
http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2550
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Biology/botf99/photo/l2inature.htm
http://spot.colorado.edu/~basey/bluer.htm
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/000527289090156X
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S098194281400357X
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC160736/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-scald-in-plants.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20070538
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9332112/Sunburnt-leaves-the-myth-debunked.html
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/environmental/scorch.aspx
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-october-29-2014/why-plants-dont-get-sunburn.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20080927083528/http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/leafscorch.html
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0031942298000624/1-s2.0-S0031942298000624-main.pdf?_tid=14b8ca80-5ac2-11e7-85ea-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1498517707_74caac2aaa8cf9fcfe79c5dbb7669ec5
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730951/

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