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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning

Brown, Beverly J. [1], Dahl, William [2], Hemingway, Claire [2], Honda, Sandra [3], Mclean, Valdine [4], Osborn, Jeffrey M. [5], Packard, Carol [6], Singer, Susan R. [7], Schulz, Barbara [8], Uno, Gordon [9].

BSA Sci-Pi: 3. Scaling up the "Scientific Inquiry Through Plants" Project.

The plant sciences offer numerous opportunities for hands-on experiments that engage students' minds and meet national science education standards. The aim of this wrap-up session is to guide directions for scaling up this classroom-tested, standards-based inquiry in the plant sciences. To synthesize the lessons learned from the "Wonder of Seeds" pilot, the breakout groups will reconvene and share input. In addition to discussing directions for refining and scaling-up the "Wonder of Seeds" research topic, during this session we will brainstorm to a develop a series of topics for future "Scientific Inquiry Through Plants" projects.


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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 - University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Office of Academic Affairs, 701 E. Pratt St., Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, USA
4 - Pershing County High School, 1215 Franklin Ave., P.O. Box 990, Lovelock, Nevada, 89419
5 - Truman State University, Biology Department, Division Of Science, 100 E Normal Street, Kirksville, Missouri, 63501-4221, USA
6 - Sisters Middle School, PO Box 2099, Sisters, Oregon, 97759, USA
7 - Carleton College, Biology, Onc College St., Northfield, Minnesota, 55057, USA
8 - The National Academies, The Teacher Advisory Council, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, USA
9 - University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany and Microbiology, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, Oklahoma, 73019, USA

Keywords:
botanical literacy
scientific inquiry
mentoring
science curriculum.

Presentation Type: Education Forum Session:Roundtable Session
Session: F 5a-1
Location: 404/Hilton
Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2005
Time: 2:45 PM
Abstract ID:501


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