On this page, are listed other web sites where students and teachers
can find botanical exercises or resources useful in the study of plants.
Wilfred. Investigating Effects of Invasive
Species on Plant Community Structure. 2008. American Biology Teacher
Botany teaches students about the differences between
fruits and vegetables, the differences between roots, stems and leaves
and the developmental sequence from flowers to fruits.
“Can’t see the trees for the forest?” Franklin
describes a series of activities she uses to introduce basic plant
sampling and use it to answer some questions about invasive species.
lucky to have a small forest on campus nearby but the exercises could
adapted to an urban landscape. The effectiveness of the activities in
“plant blindness” (see Schussler below)is indicated by students
spontaneous use of their cell phones to document their plant
American Botanical Society
Ecological Society of America
Connections: Webside dedicated to
providing educators with access to ecological research and educational
- Teaching Issues and Experiments
in Ecology. A peer-reviewed
publication about ecological education that also includes instructional
sheets: Information on important ecological issues and concepts
such as biodiversity, climate change, environmental justice, ecosystem
services and much more..
resources for educators.
a source of current information and educational exercises on many
ecological subjects, including disturbance, invasive species, biomes,
- National Science Digital Library,
the nation's online library for education and research in Science,
Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.