Resources for Teachers

Web sites

American Society of Plant Biologists Resource Links
http://www.aspb.org/resourcelinks/scripts/cats2.cfm?cat=18

This site provides a comprehensive list of online resources related to plant science for K-12 teachers.

Planting Science
http://www.plantingscience.org/

Planting Science provides teachers with research ideas and support for classroom projects involving plants.

Classical Genetics Simulator
http://cgslab.com

Teachers can request a free account at this site which provides online Mendelian genetics simulations for plants and animals including Arabidopsis, which is the plant studied in "Flower Power." Once teachers have an account, they can create a simulation that their students can then view by using a preset username and password.

North Carolina Botanical Garden
http://www.ncbg.unc.edu/

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and offers a variety of educational programs centered on botany, gardening, conservation, and nature study.

Plants in Motion: Flowers
http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/flowers/flower.html

Watch flowering plants bloom in time-lapse QuickTime videos. This site also contains time-lapse videos of germination and general plant growth.

ABCTeach Plant Resources
http://abcteach.com/directory/basics/science/plants/

This site provides links to a variety of plant-related teacher resources including activity ideas, graphic organizers, and word puzzles.

Pollinator Partnership
http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm

This site provides regional guides for plant-pollinator pairs for all regions of the United States, including descriptive list of flowering plants that thrive in the region and the key pollinator species for the area.

Help Wanted: Plant Parts Worksheet
http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/helpwanted.html

This site provides a printable worksheet that presents flower parts as "help wanted" ads; students must identify the flower part based on the advertisement.

Wayne's Word
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/worthypl.htm

Wayne's word provides archived articles about noteworthy plants, including many articles on strange or exceptional flowering plants.

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/

This website offers a wide variety of plant-related resources for teachers and students at all age levels. Articles and publications, activity suggestions, image databases, plant identification resources, and student support resources are all provided here.

 

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Science 360

Seasonal schedules

MPSC offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at MPSC.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, MPSC offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on MPSC's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.