SHMS Intermediate Botany Collection Resources (8)

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Do Plants Eat?
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Through a teacher-led discussion, students realize that the food energy plants obtain ...

Through a teacher-led discussion, students realize that the food energy plants obtain comes from sunlight via the plant process of photosynthesis. They learn what photosynthesis is, at an age-appropriate level of detail and vocabulary, and then begin to question how we know that photosynthesis occurs, if we can't see it happening. Elodea is a common water plant that students can use to directly observe evidence of photosynthesis. When Elodea is placed in a glass beaker near a good light source, bubbles of oxygen will be released as products of photosynthesis. By counting the number of bubbles that rise to the surface in a five-minute period, students can compare the photosynthetic activity of Elodea in the presence of high and low light levels.

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Engineering
Botany
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Mary R. Hebrank (project and lesson/activity consultant)
Date created
16/02/2011
Exploring Plants Through Hands on Exploration
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather information before and ...

This activity is a field investigation where students gather information before and after learning about plants, which will allow you to compare the knowledge the previously know and have acquired through your teaching.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Bernadette Heaney-Deuel
Date created
10/08/2012
How To Grow The Tallest Plant
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This is an activity where students learn about inquiry by designing an ...

This is an activity where students learn about inquiry by designing an experiment on bean plants with the goal of growing the tallest plant. Students work in groups to plan the growing conditions of the control and three experimental plants. Students collect data for about three weeks and analyze their data to see if their hypothesis is correct or not. The end product can be a report presented in a number of ways.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Daniel C. Bearfield
Date created
10/08/2012
Investigating Germination in Plants: An Inquiry Approach to Germination Growth in Pet Plants
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This activity is a lab activity where students grow two radish seeds, ...

This activity is a lab activity where students grow two radish seeds, and manipulate a variable that may affect the germination time and growth of the radish seed.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jennifer Perry
Date created
10/08/2012
Investigating Photosynthesis: Discovering What Plants Need for Photosynthesis
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In this inquiry lab, students design and conduct simple experiments using elodea ...

In this inquiry lab, students design and conduct simple experiments using elodea and Bromothymol blue to determine whether plants consume or release carbon dioxide in the process of photosynthesis. Students will record their data which will be used to conclude whether carbon dioxide was consumed or released by the elodea.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Cindy Boese
Cindy Boese, John Adams Middle School, Rochester, MN This activity is an adaptation of the lesson "Autotroph Inquiries: Comings and Goings" from the book Biology Inquiries by Martin Shields (ISBN: 0-789-7652-0).
Date created
10/08/2012
Life Science
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This unit covers the processes of photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry and bioremediation. In ...

This unit covers the processes of photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry and bioremediation. In the first lesson on photosynthesis, students learn how engineers use the natural process of photosynthesis as an exemplary model of a complex yet efficient process for converting solar energy to chemical energy or distributing water throughout a system. In the next lesson on species extinction, students learn that it is happening at an alarming rate. Students discover that the destruction of habitat is the main reason many species are threatened and how engineers are trying to stop this habitat destruction. The third lesson introduces students to the idea of biomimicry or looking to nature for engineering ideas. And, in the fourth and final lesson, students learn about a specialty branch of engineering called bioremediation the use of living organisms to aid in the clean up of pollutant spills.

Subject:
Engineering
Botany
Material Type:
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Provider:
TeachEngineering
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Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
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Date created
16/10/2015
A Student Produced Field Guide to Neighborhood Trees
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During this project, students will be working to cooperatively create a field ...

During this project, students will be working to cooperatively create a field guide to trees in the neighborhood near the school. In doing so they will be making observations, introduced to tree and plant anatomy and physiology, and will learn how to make and use dichotomous keys.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Lee VanNyhuis
Date created
10/08/2012
Tree Ring Model
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Kyle Gray, University of Akron, krg10@uakron.edu David Steer, University of Akron, steer@uakron.edu

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
David Steer (steer@uakron.edu) and Kyle Gray (krg10@uakron.edu), University of Akron This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. GEO-0506518.
Date created
06/11/2014