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Community Genomes: using the example of Bauhinia Genome for genomics education. What is a genome project, and why are they important?
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This genomics education lesson plan was formulated and tested on some year ...

This genomics education lesson plan was formulated and tested on some year 6 students with the help of their teacher Michelle Pardini at the Hong Kong ICS School. Using the example of the ongoing citizen science Bahinia Genome project from Hong Kong it hopes to serve as a model to inspire and inform other national genome projects, and aid the development of crucial genomic literacy and skills across the globe. Inspiring and training a new generation of scientists to use these tools to tackle the biggest threats to mankind: climate change, disease, and food security. It is released under a CC-BY SA 4.0 license, and utilised the following slide deck and final quiz. Promoting open science, all of the data and resources produced from the project is immediately put into the public domain. Please feel free to utilise, adapt and build upon any of these as you wish. The open licence makes these open education resources usable just with attribution and posting of modified resources under a similar manner. Contact BauhiniaGenome if you have any questions or feedback.Bauhinia Genome overviewFor a slidedeck for the lesson plan laid out here you can use the set in slideshare here.

Subject:
Computer Science
Life Science
Biology
Genetics
Author:
Scott Edmunds
Comparing the Simple Structure of Plant and Animal Cells
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The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to ...

The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to identify and compare the basic parts of a plant and animal cells. This activity consists of several steps over a period of several days. It includes student use of microscopes for observations and journals to collect data to identify and classify the basic parts of plant and animal cells. The assessment has an individual component and uses student work.

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Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Katherine Kolb
A Comparison of the Plant Ecology of Two Fields
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Students will apply random sampling techniques to do a plant population/community/ecosystem study ...

Students will apply random sampling techniques to do a plant population/community/ecosystem study to model how these things are interrelated.

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Ecology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Linda Sutton
Competition
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Explore a NetLogo model of populations of rabbits, grass, and weeds. First, ...

Explore a NetLogo model of populations of rabbits, grass, and weeds. First, adjust the model to start with a different rabbit population size. Then adjust model variables, such as how fast the plants or weeds grow, to get more grass than weeds. Change the amount of energy the grass or weeds provide to the rabbits and the food preference. Use line graphs to monitor the effects of changes you make to the model, and determine which settings affect the proportion of grass to weeds when rabbits eat both.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activity/Lab
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
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Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Connecting Classrooms, Sharing Real Data
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This article describes six collaborative and real data projects that engage elementary ...

This article describes six collaborative and real data projects that engage elementary students in collecting and sharing local data and communicating with students across the country and world.

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Engineering
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
Connecting Kids to Nature: Invasive Species
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Moving plant and animal species to new environments can be beneficial, but ...

Moving plant and animal species to new environments can be beneficial, but can often cause environmental and economic harm.
The next time you are outdoors, introduce the term invasive species to children and discuss its meaning by asking:
• How would this area look different if a family of elephants lived here?
• What impact would the elephants have on the plants and animals nearby?
• Where do elephants live in the wild? Why don’t elephants live here?

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
American Forest Foundation
Provider Set:
Project Learning Tree
Constructing and Planting Fast Plants in a Deli-containter Growing System
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Illustrated instructions for constructing and planting in the Fast Plants deli-container growing ...

Illustrated instructions for constructing and planting in the Fast Plants deli-container growing system. This is a stable growing system that is easy to construct for all age learners, and works well for growing Wisconsin Fast Plants. Made from recycled deli-containers, these growing systems can be cleaned and reused for multiple years.

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Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
Provider Set:
Wisconsin Fast Plants Activity and Resource Library
Author:
Lauffer, Hedi Baxter
The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
"Continued Employment after the War?": The Women's Bureau Studies Postwar Plans of Women Workers
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During World War II, the defense industry expanded and American men mobilized ...

During World War II, the defense industry expanded and American men mobilized for military service. Many women found jobs previously unavailable to them in aircraft plants, shipyards, manufacturing companies, and the chemical, rubber, and metals factories producing war materials. These jobs paid higher salaries than those traditionally categorized as "women's work," such as teaching, domestic service, clerical work, nursing, and library science. Married women were discouraged from working outside the home during the Depression to lower competition with men for limited jobs. After the U.S. entered the war, though, the Federal government encouraged housewives to join the work force as a patriotic duty. The number of employed women grew from 14 million in 1940 to 19 million in 1945, rising from 26 to 36 percent of the work force. Most industry analysts and government planners expected this situation to be temporary. At the end of the war, the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor asked women workers about their future work plans. The bulletin excerpted below revealed that most women wanted to keep their present jobs. Immediately after the war, the percentage of women who worked fell as factories converted to peacetime production and refused to rehire women. In the next few years, the service sector expanded and the number of women in the workforce--especially older married women--increased significantly, despite the dominant ideology of woman as homemaker and mother. The types of jobs available to these women, however, were once again limited to those traditionally deemed "women's work."

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Control Lab Setup: Using LabVIEW to Control ECP Plants
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This document describes the specifics users will experience when controlling an ECP ...

This document describes the specifics users will experience when controlling an ECP plant with LabVIEW with front panel and block diagram screen shots. Much thought has been put in to creating a set of example VIs that will work for each plant in their s

Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Nick Lin
Robert Bishop
Corn Breeding: Introduction to Concepts in Quantitative Genetics
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This is the second in a series of lessons specifically designed to ...

This is the second in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from taking these lessons.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Provider Set:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Corn Breeding: Lessons From the Past
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This is the first in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from these lessons.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Provider Set:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Corn Breeding: Mass Selection
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This is the fourth in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from taking these lessons.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Provider Set:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Corn Breeding: Types of Cultivars
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This is the third in a series of lessons specifically designed to instruct individuals without any formal training in genetics or statistics about the science of corn breeding. Individuals with formal training in genetics or statistics but without any training in plant breeding also may benefit from taking these lessons.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Provider Set:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Corn Conundrum
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The Corn Conundrum MEA provides students with an agricultural problem in which ...

The Corn Conundrum MEA provides students with an agricultural problem in which they must work as a team to develop a procedure to select the best variety of corn to grow under drier conditions predicted by models of global climate change. Students must determine the most important factors that make planting crops sustainable in restricted climate conditions for the client. The main focus of this MEA is manipulating factors relating to plant biology, including transpiration and photosynthesis.

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Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Allison Caporice
Corn for Fuel?!
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In this activity, students examine how to grow plants the most efficiently. ...

In this activity, students examine how to grow plants the most efficiently. They imagine that they are designing a biofuels production facility and need to know how to efficiently grow plants to use in this facility. As a means of solving this design problem, they plan a scientific experiment in which they investigate how a given variable (of their choice) affects plant growth. They then make predictions about the outcomes and record their observations after two weeks regarding the condition of the plants' stem, leaves and roots. They use these observations to guide their solution to the engineering design problem. The biological processes of photosynthesis and transpiration are briefly explained to help students make informed decisions about planning and interpreting their investigation and its results.

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Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Karen King
Correlation Using the R Statistical Package - Part 1: An Introduction to the Canopy Spectral Reflectance (CSR) Experiment
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Ashu GuruUniversity of Nebraska Raikes SchoolDeana Namuth-CovertUniversity of Nebraska Dept of Agronomy ...

Ashu GuruUniversity of Nebraska Raikes SchoolDeana Namuth-CovertUniversity of Nebraska Dept of Agronomy and Horticulture2014When conducting research, sometimes it is important to know if two different characteristics are related to each other.  An example in plant breeding might be if deep roots are somehow related to drought resistance.  Correlation is a measure of dependence or statistical relationship between two random variables or two sets of data. Correlation measures the strength of the linear relationship between two variables, such as the deeper roots are, the more the plant can withstand drought.  Not all climates will indicate a good correlation between these."R" is a free to use software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is widely used in both academia and industry for data analysis and modeling.In this lesson module we will introduce you to a real world experiment in which one objective is to determine which Canopy Spectral Reflectance (CSR) indices and growth stages best correlate with yield and/or yield components under water stressed and non-stressed treatments in 300 winter wheat lines. This lesson does not require you to have any prior knowledge of the R language and environment, nor do you need to be fluent in plant breeding research.  However users who have basic understanding of a statistical technique called "correlation" will be able to take better advantage of the lesson.  If you need a refresher on correlation, go to this site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EXNedimDMs&list=TLaKfQPP3YM9TSdqIXpG_ZbtHWgaOu-Awh 

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
Provider Set:
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary
The Crash Scene
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In this lesson, students find their location on a map using Latitude ...

In this lesson, students find their location on a map using Latitude and Longitudinal coordinates. They determine where they should go to be rescued and how best to get there.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Adventure Engineering,
TeachEngineering.org