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[Plant-education] Intro to Greenhouse Lab

Janice M. Glime jmglime at mtu.edu
Sun Aug 27 18:42:32 EST 2006

You could have them work in pairs or small groups and do something 
similar to a scavenger hunt.  You could give each group a different list 
of things to find (but not collect).  Then they could later show these 
to the class (depending on how large the class is).  Alternatively, you 
could have two lists, pair the groups, and they teach what they find to 
the group with the opposite list.  Be creative in your questions, or 
even make some riddles.  They can find a plant that grows on trees, one 
with thorns, one that is pollinated by birds, one used to make rope, one 
that produces fruits - anything of interest that can teach them 
something about the plants.
   Another approach is for each pair or group to select three plants and 
make riddles for the others to find the right plant.  That might be a 
bit more unpredictable to orchestrate.
Janice Glime
Michigan Technological University

Robyn Wolin wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am starting to prepare my syllabus for my HS class of Intro to  Botany.  In the first few weeks of school I am looking to do a lab  to Introduce the greenhouse to the students.  Does anyone have a  good lab to introduce the greenhouse?
>   Thanks,
>   Robyn
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