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Monday, July 6, 2009

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Welcomes

 

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Investigative Cases Introduction

Investigative Case Based Learning (ppt)
Apple Seeds Case (doc)
Apple Seeds Know/Need to Know (doc)
Apples
Apple Seed Data (xls)
Seed Structure (web)
Investigative Case Based Learning (web)


11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Seedy Sock Case

 

Explore more seed forensics online:

Case:  The Seedy Sock (doc)
Seedy Sock Know / Need to Know

Case analysis (doc)
Crime scene information (doc)

Forensic Botany Links:
   Kevin Neal's Forensic Botany
   BSA's Classroom Plant Talking Point

Forensic Botany edited by H.M. Coyle
Forensic Botany


   When Scientists become Sleuths: The Seedy Blanket

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

To Know a Seed
Explore Topics
Assemble Collaborative Concept Map

Knowplants.org

CMAP tools (demo)
SmartBoard for concept mapping
Inspiration

4:15-4:45

Website and Blog Introduction

http://www.myplantit.org

4:45-5:00

Daily Feedback

 

Day Overview

Introduction to cases, seeds, and using CMAP to construct concept maps. Cases and investigations go side by side.

 

Homework

Groups continue case investigation

 

PM

FREE

 

July 6th Summary
Case Learning
Plant Science
Technology
Careers
An investigative case is a form of problem based learning. Learners share what they know and need to know. Seeds vary in many traits, but they are specific to a plant species. Not all plants produce seeds. Plants can be used to define a specific habitat. All seeds contain a plant embryo protected by a seed coat. Unlike the naked seeds of gymnosperms, angiosperms also provide increased nutritive tissue, the endosperm. Constructing models.
Introduction to CMAP tool.
Use of Blog.
Plant Forensics
Specialist
Botanist
Plant Biology Educator
Researcher
Reporter