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Activity Description of "Ethnobotanicals"

Title Ethnobotanicals
Audience Biology, Integrated Science, Advanced Biology
Abstract This is a newly designed thematic unit which will explore the medicinal values of local plants. It is designed as a generic unit that will allow for regional differences. The specific areas to be addressed will include: 1. Literature/Cultural research into local plants of medicinal value 2. Identification of candidate plants for testing for biologic activity 3. Design of a scientific protocol for testing for biologic activity 4. Preparation of plant samples for testing 5. Bacteriologic lab activities to assess biologic activity 6. Protozoal lab activities to assess biologic activity 7. Arthropod lab activities to assess biologic activity 8. Chromatographic techniques to isolate active fractions from plant extracts 9. Testing for activity of isolates 10. Characterization of isolates
Author John Norton
Email nortonj@ptialaska.net
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 Science as a human endeavor, Historical perspectives
Science in Personal and Social PerspectivesPersonal and community health, Natural resources, Science and technology in local, national, global challenges
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Interdependence of organisms, Structure and properties of matter
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