At what age should kids be studying plant cell facts?


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Most children begin learning about plant cells in the fifth grade, but the exact age depends on the educational standards in the state where the child attends school. Common Core standards are followed in most public school systems, but science standards can vary, particularly at the elementary-school level.

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The curricula for a Common Core state such as South Carolina doesn't mention cells until grade five. Students typically learn about the differences and similarities in plant and animal cells, the parts of a cell and the functions of the various cell parts. This knowledge is expanded upon as the student progresses through middle school and high school, depending on the courses he takes.

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