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ERIC Number: EJ888137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Invasive Plant Species Education Guide
Mason, Kevin; James, Krista; Carlson, Kitrina; D'Angelo, Jean
Science Teacher, v77 n4 p32-36 Apr 2010
To help high school students gain a solid understanding of invasive plant species, university faculty and students from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) and a local high school teacher worked together to develop the Invasive Plant Species (IPS) Education Guide. The IPS Education Guide includes nine lessons that give students an opportunity to engage in inquiry-based learning. These lessons provide a foundational knowledge about forest ecology and allow students to explore plant species. The lessons conclude with a project-based activity, in which students contribute to their community by identifying, removing, and controlling local invasive species. This article provides short summaries of each of the nine lessons included in the IPS Education Guide. (Contains 1 figure and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A