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  1. Class Overview Template

    03 Jan 2017 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Please use this template to provide information to potential mentors for your classroom. Answer the prompts in this template, then copy and paste the whole text into the group overview. This will help mentors you invite to your group (i.e., invite to mentor one of your project...

  2. Student Roster Template

    03 Jan 2017 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    This is the template for teachers to complete and upload to the website - in the "Students" tab, in the "Projects" tab, in the classroom group.Please be aware:Only input students' first names, passwords and team assignments (e.g., 1, 2, 3, etc.).All passwords can be...

  3. PlantingScience College Consent Form

    19 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    This form needs to be completed for each college-age participant in a PlantingScience module. Signing this form grants PlantingScience the ability to use images and videos from student projects.

  4. PlantingScience K-12 Consent Form

    19 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    This form needs to be completed for each student participating in the PlantingScience online community.****Parental consent MUST be obtained for students 13 years of age and under.**Parental consent is NOT necessary for students over 13 years of age, BUT the students themselves need to...

  5. Letter for School Authority to Sign

    19 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    **For schools in the United States ONLY**Containing information on the PlantingScience online community, this letter is to be sent to main authority for your school or school district. In this letter we describe how secondary school teachers, students, and plant scientists work together in...

  6. Teacher Handbook

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Use this handbook to learn about PlantingScience and how to use it most effectively.

  7. Storyboard

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Storyboarding consolidates evidence so students can consider how their data fits into their models. By sharing their stories and allowing others to question their conclusions, students learn to reconcile evidence as scientists do. This is sometimes referred to as scientific thinking.

  8. Using Microscopes

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Using MicroscopesOne of the ways that technology has boosted science is by helping researchers observe objects that are normally too small or too far away to see. You won’t be using telescopes or binoculars to study plants, but microscopes can help you explore the cellular world. You...

  9. Imaging Technology

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Imaging TechnologyIt is easy to know what to write in your lab notebook when making quantitative measurements. For instance, you simply record the reading from a balance when measuring plant mass. Still, science also involves collecting qualitative data. What is the best way to describe data...

  10. Field Research

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Field ResearchSome science is best carried out in nature. Studies where you need to identify all the different plant species in a habitat, count the number of pollinators that come and go from a certain kind of plant, or track changes in the color of autumn leaves might require outdoor trips...

  11. Lab Research

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Lab ResearchStep out of the science hallway into a room with beakers on the benches, machines that go whiz-bang, and safety shower in the corner. You will immediately recognize that you are in a lab! A science lab is more than a place with ritualized protocols and specialized – often...

  12. Investigating Safely

    09 May 2016 | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Investigating SafelyLab Safety is Everyone’s Job!Before you begin any experiment, you and your team should consider safety issues. Always identify the specific materials, chemicals, equipment, and plants you will be using before you start. It is your responsibility to then use...

  13. Plant Care

    09 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Plant Care You cannot conduct experiments with plants if you cannot first keep plants alive. Review this article to learn essential tips on how to grow plants under "normal" conditions. Once basic plant growth principles are understood, then treatments can be applied. Thinking Like a...

  14. Using Math in Plant Science Studies

    09 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

    Using MathThis file provides the essential background necessary when starting a project in the plant sciences. Basic information includes data collection - what will be measured? How often will it be measured? This file contains information on simple data analysis, basic statistics,...

  15. PlantingScience Plant Investigations Toolkit

    09 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: plantingscience

        Download these supplemental materials to assist students in developing and assessing their research projects.Topics covered include:Using MathPlant CareInvestigating SafelyLab ResearchField ResearchImaging Technology