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Tuesday July 7, 2009

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Agronomist
 

Seed Selection/Collection
Seed Improvement

Greg Steele, Monsanto
Today's Grower

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Collecting Seeds

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Seed Germination

Kitchen Science- Popcorn

Seed germination
    Wikipedia definition
     The Seed Biology Place
    Discussion forum from Dave's Garden

Videos on Germination
    YouTube
    YouTube
    YouTube
    YouTube

Seed Germination Gizmo- limited trial simulation

Improving Seeds
    Seed Technology

Sorting Seeds (doc)

Seed Pelleting
    Seed Dynamics
    Putting Pellets around Seed
    Making Your Own Pellets
    Seed Pelleting and Pellet Improvements

Primed seed technology
    
Syngenta
    Westside Gardener
    Seed Dynamics

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Collect forensic evidence
Seeds and Seedlings

Plant materials can provide an investigative lead or evidence of identity, and, in certain cases, prove an essential element of a crime.
Crime Scene Evidence Handbook

1:30-1:45

Intro to QX3

Laura Ruebush

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

Process evience

Image capture

Identification

Seed Site -- Images of new seedlings

QX3 Intel Digital Microscope

QX3 Germination Study

Alternative to QX3 in your classroom

Identify seeds by family

Seed resources

4:15-4:45

Blogging

The Plant IT Blog is an online commentary for Plant IT workshop participants and staff to talk about plant biology, technology, career and case based learning topics using text, images, links to other blogs, websites, and other media related to the topic.

4:45-5:00

Daily Feedback

 

Day Overview

 

Wikipedia

Homework

Continue Research and Prepare Posters

 

PM

FREE

 

July 7th Summary
Case Learning
Plant Science
Technology
Careers
Investigative cases require learners to pose their own questions as well as present their own conclusions.
Cases should be done collaboratively.
Exploring resources by both the teacher and learner is an essential step.
Images and seed keys are useful for seed identification. Germination requires specific conditions and the sequence for different plants helps us identify a timeline.
Crop and ornamental seed supplies are maintained by scientific study and methods.
Seed image capturing allows us to compare seeds more easily. Online image databases and seed keys are available.
Pelleting technology provides advantages for seed viability, germination, and growth.
Agronomist
Seed Technologist
(Selection, Storage, Pelleting, Germination, etc.)