Scientist Mentor Resources

PlantingScience Mentor Resources

Investigation Themes

What type of project do you want your students to explore? Read through 9 PlantingScience Investigation Themes for ideas and topics related to plant growth, reproduction, regulation, and genetics.

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Doing Science

Mentor Roadmap I: Learn how you can support students as they explore a topic, develop a research question, plan a study, carry out their study, visualize and analyze data, and make sense of findings.

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Communicating Science

Mentor Roadmap II: Learn more about your role as a PlantingScience mentor and how to communicate with your student team more effectively. Support students as they communicate science — design lab notebooks, use sketching and drawing effectively, argue from evidence, and make presentations.

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Mentor Handbook

What should a mentor expect? Review the mentor handbook for how PlantingScience works in the classroom and online.

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Plant Investigation Toolkit

Do you or does the team you are mentoring need some basic plant biology research information? These resources range from basic plant care to simple analytical techniques.

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All Resources

Where are the resources for the investigation themes? To quickly find any resource on a particular investigation theme or access consent forms, you can search through this database.

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