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ERIC Number: EJ912460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Early Primary Invasion Scientists
Spellman, Katie V.; Villano, Christine P.
Science and Children, v48 n5 p27-31 Jan 2011
"We really need to get the government involved," said one student, holding his graph up to USDA scientist Steve Seefeldt. Dr. Steve studies methods to control "invasive" plants, plants that have been introduced to an area by humans and have potential to spread rapidly and negatively affect ecosystems. The first grader and his classmates had become invasive plant scientists themselves during a yearlong inquiry of invasive plants in Alaska. This article describes how these first graders engaged in real research to help battle the invasive plants. (Contains 3 figures, 2 print resources, and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska