ERIC Number: ED380290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Botany: High-School Science Fair Experiments.
Dashefsky, H. Steven
This book for high school students presents 20 different science fair projects that provide an opportunity to learn how plants are affected by natural and man-made influences on their environments. Many experiments in the book were adapted from original International Science and Engineering Fair projects. Each project includes in-depth background information, an overview, a materials list, step-by-step illustrated instructions, procedures for collecting and analyzing data, and suggestions and resources for further study and experimentation (including suggestions for making modifications and creating a unique project). Part I, "Before you Begin," discusses introductory botany concepts, scientific research, and choosing a project. Part II, "Looking for Solutions," Part III, "The Assault on Plants," and Part IV, "Plants and Plant Life," describe the projects. An appendix, "Using Metrics," is a guide to the use of the metric system. The book concludes with a glossary of scientific and botanical terms, a listing of 12 scientific supply companies, 20 sources of information on botany and science fairs, and an index. (LZ)
Descriptors: Botany, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Fairs, Science Projects, Student Projects
TAB Books, P.O. Box 40, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17294-0850 (paperback: ISBN-0-07-015685-9, $12.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-07-015684-0).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
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