Experimental Botany For Teachers and materials necessary to include handson activities in their classroom. increase teachers abilities to teach science, especially botany, using inquiry-oriented strategies http://leader.louisville.edu/edtl/kemp/biol571/sylpres.htm
Extractions: Understanding of Science: Experimental Botany for Teachers at the University of Louisville Andrew C. Kemp Department of Teaching and Learning College of Education and Human Development Arnold J. Karpoff Biology Department College of Arts and Sciences Karen Lind Department of Teaching and Learning College of Education and Human Development University of Louisville 2003 Annual International Conference of the Association for Educators of Teachers of Science St. Louis, MO Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2003 A Collaboration to Improve Teachers Understanding of Science: Experimental Botany for Teachers at the University of Louisville Andrew C. Kemp and Arnold J. Karpoff, University of Louisville Current reform efforts at both the state and national level call for school science to be more inquiry-oriented with students as active participants in the learning process (NRC, 1996). Yet teachers of science may not be able to carry out the suggested reforms in instruction because they have not experienced such learning for themselves (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1996; NRC, 1999h, 2001).
Preschool Class Curriculum the calendars and the concept of time. Clock activities teach us about past, present, and future studies with the botany cabinet. Animal work includes activities with the five http://www.meadowmontessori.org/preschool.html
Extractions: Practical life is the area of the classroom where children learn coordination, confidence, cooperation, independence, and order. These activities include care of self, care of the environment, and physical skills. Care-of-self activities include handwashing, snack preparation, and dressing activities. These activities help the young child gain confidence in him/herself. Care-of-the-environment activities can include plant and animal care, as well as cleaning activities. Sweeping, scrubbing, and polishing all help children learn the importance of order. If steps are done incorrectly, the results can be less than desirable. The area of practical life called "physical skills" incorporates numerous activities. Here children work on pouring, scooping, twisting, lacing, squeezing and pounding just to name a few of the activities. These activities are great for learning coordination skills. The small motor skills are a prerequisite for developing strong capable hands that will be needed for writing activities. The activities in physical skills will vary and meet all abilities and age levels. Let's take a look at "lacing" as one such activity:
Botany Lesson Plans Home teacher Resources Lesson Plans Science Biology botany Let It GrowThese activities are designed for The main objective of the Mini-teach is to http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/biology/botany/
Extractions: Downloads ... Professional Development Enter your email address for FREE weekly teaching tips! Home Teacher Resources Lesson Plans Science ... A Close Encounter of the Tree Kind - Students will learn that bark can be a distinguishing characteristic of trees. Aaaachooo! An Allergy Survey - A fun one to do do school-wide. Algae: Where does it Live? - To test the growth of algae in four different types of water - lake water, well water, distilled water and tap water. Autopsy of a Dill Pickle - In this activity students learn anatomical terms and directions with reference to a pickle (transformed into human form with toothpicks). The three stages of a formal autopsy are followed. Student worksheet is included. Aztec Floating Gardens - Students will be participating in a series of short experiments involving plants in order to discover ways to create a hydroponic garden. Birth of a Plant From a Seed - Students shall be able to label parts of a dicotyledon seed by function as well as by proper names.
Outreach Activities Outreach activities. Department of botany. The Department of botany has a long tradition of public service that includes both organized activities as well as individual efforts of its faculty and students. The Department of botany views outreach activities as an important element of its mission to increase and in developing better ways to teach plant biology to high school and http://fp.bio.utk.edu/botany/outreach_activities.htm
Extractions: http://www.SpringWildflowerPilgrimage.org Outreach Activities Department of Botany The Department of Botany has a long tradition of public service that includes both organized activities as well as individual efforts of its faculty and students. The Department of Botany views outreach activities as an important element of its mission to increase and disseminate knowledge about the biology of plants, and its cumulative range of activities reflect this. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage A leading outreach activity is the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a three-day program of conducted nature walks, motorcades and photographic tours in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cosponsors with the Botany Department include the Gatlinburg Garden Club, the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, the Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More information about the Pilgrimage, which just celebrated its 50 th anniversary, can be found at
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Extractions: The learner will be able to comprehend the basic assumptions about the universe on which science is based including the discoverable, comprehensible, consistent and predictable operation of the universe, concern with natural phenomena, and connection of natural causes with their effects. Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source Activities Human Health: Society's Comprehend Comprehension Reinforce AL: Course of Study, Bulletin 2001, No. 20, Botany Elective Core, #1; AHSGE I-1 Classroom Unit Instructional Resources http://ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Science [Manipulatives]. http://worksheets.teach-nology.com/science/ [Manipulatives]. Science: Discuss/Knowledge/Involves
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Extractions: In the first place do you know what a botanist is? A botanist is a scientist who studies the biology of plants. Studying plants is important because without them you would be cold, naked, and hungry. Also we think plants are attractive so we use them to decorate our homes, both inside and out, and use them to celebrate special events from birth to death. People who call themselves botanists usually study basic plant biology, which can lead to work in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. My job is at a university, so I teach students about botany and I teach students how to do research, how to study plants. That tells you a lot about how I spend my days, although it is hard to decide what is typical. I give lectures about economically important plants, plant diversity, plant taxonomy, plant identification, and fungi. So I must prepare materials and lecture notes for class. I also teach laboratories and field trips where students get hands on experience with the subjects of their studies. Laboratories and field trips take lots of preparation. Our university has a teaching collection of plants, about 50,000 dried plants filed in an herbarium, a collection that I manage and care for. A greenhouse is filled with living plant specimens for teaching, and I must know just about everything in the collection and how to use it for teaching. We have many rare and exotic species; some I acquired from exotic places on my travels.
Utah S Botanical Garden And Arboretum botany for Kids National Biological Information Infrastructure. to offer extensiveteaching materials, activities, and lesson and for the children you teach. http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=10679
ETSU Faculty/Staff Professional Activities Faculty/Staff Professional activities" appears regularly in ETSU Accent, the employee newsletter of East and National Science Standards as Pathways to teach botany activities" by Dr http://www.etsu.edu/news/fs052499.htm
Extractions: Dr. Dan Merrick , internal medicine, presented a poster, "Self Care and Home Blood Pressure Use," at the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine in San Francisco. Co-authors of the poster included Dr. Ken Olive , internal medicine; Dr. Ronald Hamdy , chairholder, Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Medicine in Geriatrics and Gerontology; Cathy Landy , geriatrics and gerontology; and medical student Vito Cancellaro Dr. Donald Gotterbarn , computer and information sciences, presented a keynote address, "Cleanroom, PSP, and the Software Development Impact Statement: Developing the Right Attitude," at the Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training in New Orleans. He also presented an active learning demonstration, "Debating Ethical Standards for Software Engineers: Recreating Ethical Deliberations Over an Ethics Code for Software Engineers," at the International Conference on Engineering and Computer Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. His article, "Not All Codes are Created Equal: The Software Engineering Code of Ethics, A Success Story," is forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics Drs. Ed and Jean Stead
Plants plants. Plant Glossary; Plant of the Week; Plants and botany; PlantsTheme Page From ABC teach many activities for your plant unit. http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/plants.html
Extractions: Plants Research/Informational Sites A Garden Overview for Teachers and Parents Alfy's Picks for Plants - Click on Internet Activities, Lesson Plans, and Related Resources Aquatic Plants Beanstalk Project - Rremember Jack's talenow students can create their own beanstalk journals and stories. Botany.com Cacao Dandelion Desert Plants ... Gardening for Kids - Theme page. Gardening for Kids Garden Theme Grassland Plants I Can Garden ... KinderGarden - An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors. Don't miss a link here! Kids Gardening Let's Get Digging! - What do you want to know about plants? Do a search here or browse by topic. National Gardening Web Site - Great resource for teachers. Phoenix Botanical Garden Tour - Tag along with a third grade class as it visits the Phoenix (Arizona) Botanical Gardens and see and read what they've learned about various desert plants. Plant Glossary Plant of the Week Plants and Botany Plants Theme Page - From ABC Teach...many activities for your plant unit. Plants of the Rain Forest Plants, Trees, and Forests
Botany Links Links to botany resources Kids Information and activities Section) 1. The Internet Directory for botanyhttp//www.botany.net/IDB .edu/IB181/HpageIB181.html can teach the person interested http://www.raymondwiggers.homestead.com/Botany_Links_Page.html
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Extractions: ED 265 Unit Theme and Related Projects and Learning Activities Choose a theme for a unit you would like to teach. The theme should be appropriate for students in the grade level and discipline you intend to teach. Submit your theme via e-mail (heaslerp) for approval from the course instructor by Jan 22nd. Each person must choose a unique theme. They will be approved on a first come-first served basis. Find a field trip site related to your theme. One of your major projects will be the creation of a field trip guide Find a very important person (VIP) related to your theme. You will create web pages and make a presentation on your VIP. Find print media (books, magazine articles, pamphlets, newspaper articles and other printed materials) related to your theme. Find non-print media (video, audio recordings, photographs, paintings) related to your theme. Find web resources related to your theme. Find educational software related to your theme. Design four learning activities related to your theme. The learning activities should incorporate as many types of media and technology as is reasonable. Describe how both the teacher and the students will use appropriate media and technology as they complete these learning activities.
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Extractions: Bushy Hill Field School Bushy Hill Field School has been offering classes in natural history and primitive studies since 1985. We provide programs at our 650 acre site or at schools and other sites, such as nearby ocean sites. We also offer field work at your school and properties in your town that you may wish to utilize for environmental education. FIELD TRIPS TO BUSHY HILL: PRIMITIVE STUDIES: This is our most popular offering, done for one to four classes at a time. We are set-up in different stations that show daily living in prehistoric Connecticut, contact period Connecticut ( circa 1650) and the plains culture of the mid-nineteenth century. Our replicate wigwams and teepee are outfitted to look lived in during the targeted period and skills and seasonal happenings are interpreted to shed light on living in accordance with what the environment could offer. MAPLE SUGARING: This is a sweet learning experience. As the winter snows slowly recede, the days begin to get longer. We know that spring is just around the corner. This has traditionally been the time in New England to harvest the sweet sap of the sugar maple tree. Our 2 hour program uses the process of making maple syrup to teach math, science and nature awareness. Students come away with an understanding of the whole syrup making process from the tree to the sugar house to the table. WETLANDS PROGRAM: a popular spring offering that features probing the pond with nets, buckets and screens, a walk through the boardwalk of our cedar swamp and a look at a pond water under a microscope.
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Extractions: To locate a particular science topic, click on the shell to the left Apples Bubbles Day and Night Ecology Electricity Fire Safety Flight Health and Safety The Human Body Magnets Math Nutrition Ocean Plants Pumpkins Rainforests Rocks and Minerals Science Seasons Simple Machines Space Technology Tidepools Trees Volcanoes Water Weather Apple Blossoms
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Extractions: Bring your class to the Gardens to explore the fascinating world of plants. Find out about the history of plants in Tucson as you tour the Historical Gardens . Learn about the importance of herbs in the Herb Garden and see exotic tropical species in our Tropical Plant Exhibit . Look, touch, smell, and listen to all the wonderful sights, scents, and sounds of a garden. Discover how the Native American and Hispanic cultures use plants. Observe pollinators at work in the
Rodney G. Myatt teaching. I teach upper division majors courses in Plant Taxonomy botany 104), PlantCommunities (Bot Besides my normal course activities, I teach regularly in http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/Biology/facultystaff/myatt.html
Extractions: Lecturer: Botany Department, University of California, Davis, 1972-1974. My research interests focus on four ecological/taxonomic areas: 1) taxonomic relationships among the intermediate oaks (Protobalanus), geographical, ecological, and hybridization factors in the variation of Quercus chrysolepis; 2) reproductive biology and diversity of the Ione buckwheat (Eriogonum apricum), a rare edaphic endemic; 3) ecology of selected rare species of the Santa Cruz sand hills; 4) the oaks and Polygonaceae of the San Juan Basin (4-corners area in the southwest). Espeland, E. and R. Myatt. 2001. Evidence for a Sand Hills ecotype of Eschscholzia
Flora Of Muskoka, ROM Botany ROM Herbaria based curators carry out research, and teach in the botany Departmentof These activities are funded not only by the university and by the ROM http://www.library.utoronto.ca/muskoka_flora/misc/rombtny.htm
Extractions: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Location: 3rd Floor, 14 Queen's Park Crescent W, Toronto, Ontario The mandate of the ROM Herbaria is to develop and make responsible use of collections of specimens and associated documents which, as fully as possible within the limitations of available resources, represent the state of knowledge of living and Quaternary species of vascular and cryptogamic plants; to exhibit, study and carry out research on these collections and the living organisms they represent, to make the collections available to qualified individuals for research or reference, and to disseminate information based on them. The ROM Herbaria comprises three principal collections: the Vascular Plant Herbarium , a collection of Quaternary sediment cores, macro- and microfossils, and modern reference material (pollen, seeds, etc.), and the Cryptogamic Herbarium (TRTC). ROM Herbaria based curators carry out research, and teach in the Botany Department of the University of Toronto at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in addition to their collection and other responsibilities. These activities are funded not only by the university and by the ROM, but also by research grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and other agencies. Opportunities for post-graduate research thus may exist with both Botany curators (see below).