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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 K-12 Plant Pathways to Science

This Web site, from the American Phytopathological Society, contains a teacher's guide for lesson plans covering a range of plant science topics from powdery mildew to nematode-plant interactions. Not all the lesson plans are new, but each provides comprehensive background information, materials and methods, lesson plan descriptions, additional references, useful diagrams (best printed as PDF...

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 Chisholm Lab at MIT: Resources on Phytoplankton

The Chisholm Lab at MIT has done groundbreaking work on the role of phytoplankton in ocean systems, including the discovery of a new species of phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus, found to be an abundant marine photosynthetic bacterium. The resources provided at the Lab's site include basic and advanced information on phytoplankton, laboratory protocols, a bibliography of additional resources, and...

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