ERIC Number: ED347053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
S.A.P. Students Adopt Plants: A Curriculum Guide for Independent Research Projects in High School Biology.
Wilkinson, Gayle A.
This curriculum guide begins with classroom and text study of plants and develops into an individual research project that continues throughout the school year outside the regular biology or botany teaching plan and text. The project uses about one class period every 2 weeks for group discussions, evaluations, and suggestions for the individual projects in progress. The culminating activity of the project is a written report and a project display of information on a poster and project plants at the final stage of change which are displayed for the school and community at a science exposition or science fair. The students involved in this project could be any high school or early college student who could benefit from an enrichment project. This curriculum was written for gifted students at the ninth grade level. A general overview of the project, umbrella cluster objectives, student responses to Students Adopt Plants (SAP), and factors to consider in co-curricular projects are included. The curriculum is organized in six clusters: plant anatomy and physiology, resource research, experimental design, data collection and procedure redesign, data analysis and research conclusions and project report and display. Each cluster includes a list of student learning outcomes and two activities along with an evaluation activity. (33 references) (KR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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