ERIC Number: ED408172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Investigating Plants: Hands-On, Low-Cost Laboratory Exercises in Plant Science.
Sinclair, Thomas R.; Johnson, Marty
This manual describes 14 hands-on exercises for middle school introductory biology courses that are designed to allow all students to be involved in self-discoveries about life and plant life in particular. The exercises were developed to supplement normal classroom activities by allowing students to initiate ongoing projects to investigate the biology of anatomy, development, and physiology. Each exercise includes educational objectives, a brief biology background, a description of the experimental environment and materials required, a detailed presentation of procedures, suggested information, topics to stimulate discussion, and ideas for further activities. Chapters include: (1) Flower Anatomy; (2) Seed Anatomy; (3) Seed Germination; (4) Germination and Environment; (5) Plant Growth and Anatomy; (6) Hormones and Asexual Reproduction; (7) Temperature; (8) Gravitropism; (9) Phototropism; (10) Respiration; (11) Chlorophyll; (12) Stomata and Photosynthesis; (13) Transpiration; and (14) Competition. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biology, Hands on Science, Investigations, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Plants (Botany), Science Activities
National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Reston, VA.
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