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ERIC Number: EJ927234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Our Human-Plant Connection
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Scope, v34 n8 p32-37 Apr 2011
It is relatively easy to incorporate plants into a curriculum and extend their use beyond the botany unit into other scientific arenas. There are numerous web-based resources for teachers, including the Human Flower Project (HFP) website, which offers numerous vignettes on all aspects of flowering plants. In addition to botany and invasive plant lessons, one can find interesting stories about the history of science, ethnographic plant studies, food uses, ecology, taxonomy and systematics, environmental science, genetics, medicine, flower experiments, and more! The authors suggest that teachers download the free HFP Guide for Science Teachers and begin to incorporate interesting plant vignettes beyond their traditional botany unit. Plants are important in people's daily lives; students will benefit from the realization of the plant interconnectedness of the world. Science teachers should all help to combat plant blindness. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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