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View Resource The Life Cycle of Plants

What are the parts of a flower? How does seed dispersal work? These are a few of the important questions answered by this site which offers a refresher on the life cycle of plants. The five areas here include "Seed Growth", "Parts of a flower", "Seed Dispersal", and "Plant Identification". Clicking on each of the first three sections mentioned here will reveal a set of interactive diagrams and...

View Resource Plants in Space

The BioEd Online website is giving interested parties everywhere the opportunity to learn from plants in space. Created in partnership with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and BioServe Space Technologies of the University of Colorado, the project brings together plants from the International Space Station and plants grown by young people in their respective classrooms. The videos...

View Resource NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber

Growing plants on Earth can be hard enough, but what about growing plants in outer space? NASA takes on that very subject in this site designed to help educators address the rather intriguing subject of lunar plant growth. This particular resource is part of the NASA Engineering Design Challenge for students in grades K-12, and visitors can register to take part online at this site. Teachers can...

View Resource Plants in Motion

Roger P. Hangarter of Indiana University's Department of Biology has created this wonderful collection of time-lapse photography that allows us "to see the movements of plants and clearly demonstrates that plants are living and capable of some extraordinary things. " The videos available show a broad range of plant growth phenomena, including germination, circadian responses, phototropism, and...

View Resource Interactions Between White Oak and its Environment: A Case-Based Lesson Plan

After completing this case-based activity, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate that both environmental conditions and pathogens affect plant growth or by stating plausible explanations for variations in tree growth over time as shown in annual rings; (2) consistently identify a small group of important oak species and state what features they are using for identification; and (3)...

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