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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning

Brown, Beverly J. [1], Dahl, William [2], Osborn, Jeffrey M. [3], Singer, Susan R. [4], Uno, Gordon [5].

BSA Sci-Pi: 2b. Implementing an Online Inquiry Project: Scientist Breakout Session.

During these breakout sessions, educators working in K-12 and university settings have the opportunity to discuss the particular prospects and pitfalls they face in implementing an online inquiry project. In these breakout sessions, we welcome the input of educators involved in other projects that also seek to bolster the place of plants in today's science curriculum. Expected topics for discussion include: meeting state and national standards, integrating plant science projects into existing lesson plans, encouraging inquiry-based approaches, developing cross-disciplinary curricula, communicating online. We anticipate the breakout sessions will serve to identify not only the current strengths and weaknesses of the Sci-Pi project, but also the common challenges in promoting botanical literacy.


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1 - Nazareth College of Rochester, Biology Department, 4245 east Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618, USA
2 - Botanical Society of America, 4475 Castleman Ave., P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA
3 - Truman State University, Biology Department, Division Of Science, 100 E Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri, 63501-4221, USA
4 - Carleton College, Biology, Onc College St., Northfield, Minnesota, 55057, USA
5 - University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany and Microbiology, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019, USA

Keywords:
scientific inquiry
mentoring
botanical literacy
science curriculum.

Presentation Type: Education Forum Session:Breakout Session
Session: F 4b-1
Location: 408/Hilton
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2005
Time: 1:30 PM
Abstract ID:499


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