Norm Lownds

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Michigan State University

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Science Education - how to create field trips that engage and excite students to learn.
    I also work on projects that integrate digital technologies with hands-on plant science activities.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Sensitive Plant, the leaves move when you touch them.

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I was interested in science, but my high school classes did not engage me or make me interested in pursuing a career in science.

  • Profile Question 3
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  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
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  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
    (not set)

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

fchslashpolspring2022 project 3 Norm Lownds

Mickey,

This sounds interesting.

I have a couple of questions: When you talk about the antenna on the outside or inside, are talking about the anther? 

What data will you collect to be able to determine if the flowers pollinate outside…

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fchslashpolspring2022 project 3 Norm Lownds

Wow!  Sounds like you have had a very busy week learning lots of interesting and important things about plants.  I love it!  Keep on learning and I look forward to learning more about the further learning, observations and experiments…

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fchslashpolspring2022 project 3 Norm Lownds

Hi Mickey,

I love the tradition you have of gardening with your mother.  For me, I gardened with my grandfather.  It is great to hear that you are planning to start gardens at your new home.  Think of it as creating a new garden…

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