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ERIC Number: ED390714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to School Greenhouses: Growing Ideas.
This booklet is part of the Growing Ideas series for educators which supports teachers by enabling them to expand their own skills as they help students use plants and gardens as contexts for developing a deeper, richer understanding of the world around them. This booklet, on school greenhouses, gives an overview of key issues relevant to educators planning to run or currently running a school greenhouse program. It covers operational and horticultural topics with an emphasis on how to actively involve students as investigators and participants. Chapters include: "Thinking about a Greenhouse?,""Setting Up the Space,""Maintaining Proper Conditions,""Greenhouse Gardening,""Tackling Pests and Diseases," and "Nurturing Learners." The booklet also contains a list of resources and supplies, including organizations, books, equipment companies, and beneficial insects. (MKR)
Descriptors: Botany, Elementary Education, Gardening, Greenhouses, Hands on Science, Nurseries (Horticulture), Plant Growth, Science Activities
National Gardening Association, 180 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Gardening Association, Burlington, VT.