ERIC Number: EJ556164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Milkweed Seed Dispersal: A Means for Integrating Biology and Physics.
Bisbee, Gregory D.; Kaiser, Cheryl A.
American Biology Teacher, v59 n7 p426-27 Sep 1997
Describes an activity that integrates biology and physics concepts by experimenting with the seed dispersal of common milkweed or similar wind-dispersed seeds. Student teams collect seeds and measure several parameters, review principles of trajectory motion, perform experiments, and graph data. Students examine the ideas of scientific/mathematical models, the scientific research process, and the importance of communication. (PVD)
Descriptors: Biology, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Experiments, Motion, Outdoor Education, Physics, Plant Propagation, Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education, Wind (Meteorology)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A