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Activity Description of "Schoolyard Seed Production"

Title Schoolyard Seed Production
Audience Grades 7-12. Ecology, Biology, Life Science, Integrated Science
Abstract Students, working in groups of 3 to 4, collect and weigh plant seeds collected from randomly selected plots in different schoolyard habitats. Students compile class data, calculate averages, analyze data, and discuss results. Coat hangers and a weighing device are the only tools required for this lab!
Author Frank Taylor
Email AEFTaylor@aol.com
Unifying Concept Change, constancy, and measurement
Science and Technology Abilities of technological design
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Populations and ecosystems
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