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ERIC Number: EJ782217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Multiple Objectives Achieved with a Germination Experiment in a Science Education Biology Class
Bergwerff, Ken; Warners, David
American Biology Teacher, v69 n9 p552-556 Nov-Dec 2007
In our college course, "Life Science for Elementary School Teachers," our investigation assesses the germination success of an invasive plant, purple loosestrife, compared to native wildflowers. Topics addressed include the scientific method, experimental design, seed dormancy, plant competition, ethno-botany, and success of non-native plants. The experiment results in the production of many native perennial wildflowers for use in service-learning activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A