ERIC Number: ED061125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Who Needs Plants? Science (Experimental).
Ropeik, Bernard H.; Kleinman, David Z.
The basic elective course in introductory botany is designed for secondary students who probably will not continue study in plant science. The objectives of the course are to help the student 1) identify, compare and differentiate types of plants; 2) identify plant cell structures; 3) distinguish between helpful and harmful plants; 4) predict economic uses of plants; 5) gather data on plant growth; and, 6) justify the use of plants as food for humans. The course content focuses on commercial uses of plants, identification and structure of plants, enemies of plants, and plants and health. Forty-two experiments are listed and coordinated with the course content. Additional features include a project listing; 16 types of Florida plants requiring students to identify and provide other information; lists of innovative activities, suggested report topics, discussion questions, state adopted texts, suggested field trips in Florida, speakers and resource people, references, resources, audio visual materials; and, lists including prices of film loops, color slides, bio-plastic mounts, and models. Related documents are SO 002 701 through SO 002 718. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program
Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program