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Monday, July 12, 2010

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Welcomes

 

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-10:45

Interviews


11:00-1:00

Introduction to the week’s activities

Lunch

Exploring Cotton (ppt)
Cultivation of Cotton
Project Cotton
Cottonseed Oil Production
Fiber Files: Cotton

1:30-2:30

Cotton Field Trip
Dr. Gaylon Morgan

Cameras

Cotton boll kit – fruit, fiber and seed observations

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4:15

 

 

4:15-4:45

Workshop Blog

http://www.myplantit.org

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

Cotton is an important agricultural crop for both fibers and seeds.

Local field trips provide a rich context for learning more about science.

Homework

Field Trip Documentation

Save images to your computer. Choose one to present to the other participants. Create a script to go with the image. If you wish, create a one minute Yodio to share online in our blog.

PM

OPEN

 


July 13th Summary

Case Learning

Plant Science

Technology

Careers

n/a

  • Cultivation of cotton requires specialized care. Like other crops, cotton is maintained by scientific methods including plant breeding, genetic engineering, and environmental monitoring.
  • Crop technology provides enhanced seed viability, germination, and growth.
  • Crop Specialist

  • Plant Geneticist

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural technician