Ethnobotany Teacher Resources
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The Forest Community And Ethnobotany Past And Present
Students describe a forest as a living community. They determine members interact, and in many cases, depend on each other for their basic survival needs. They investigate how dependent the Native Americans were on the forest community for survival and that even today we too are dependent on plants for survival.
3rd Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Ethnobotany Research Paper
Students are introduce and discuss Ethnobotany and develop their own research writing. Pupils research plants that have already been identifyed as having medicinal or cultural/historical value around the world. They investigate different sources (i.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 2 Downloads
Maintaining Plant Genebanks
Young scholars examine the use, costs, and the need for plant gene banks. The rationale for gaining ownership over scientific information and the implications of the developing nations' reliance on biotechnology is explored in this lesson.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Does Mother Nature Know Best?
Investigate herbal medicine in the science or health classroom with this lesson from the New York Times. After a discussion about class members beliefs about and experiences with herbal medicines, pupils read an article that might impact their opinions.
6th - 12th Science 29 Views 116 Downloads
Modeling African American Scientist Ernest Just's Experiment on Parthenogenesis
A multicultural science instructional activity, students read a brief biography of Ernest Just and create a talk show in which they will perform an experiment after Just's work. With this instructional activity, students are taught to appreciate the contributions made by minorities and women in the field of science.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Hawaiian Economics: From the Mountains to the Sea
Students identify the methods Hawaii uses to allocate their goods and services. They define new vocabulary such as cost and benefit. Using a cost/benefit analysis, they evaluate the ancient method used by the Hawaiian people to allocate their goods.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
The New Explorers: 20th Century Medicine Man
Students watch an episode of the "New Explorers" that follows ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin as he travels into the Amazonian rainforest in search of plants that are new to moderen medicine but well known to the indigenous people.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Importance of Plants to Native Cultures in the Past and Present
Eighth graders investigate the founding and history of Sluice Boxes State Park. They use both primary and secondary resources to collect data. The focus is upon the use of native plants to make medicines. They write reports about several of the major plants that were used.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Amazon Adventure: a Case Study in Medical Technology And Bioethics
Young scholars test problem-solving skills, the ability to see connections, and the ability to draw conclusions and inferences from information provided in a case study. Given a case study, they formulate a procedure and draw conclusions.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 15 Downloads
Amazon Adventure: A Case Study in Medical Technology and Bioethics
Students explore a case study. They use problem solving skills to determine initial procedures or experiments necessary slow disease and develop a drug. Students examine FDA drug approval procedures. They consider environmental and ethical issues in making a decision to market the drug.
9th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 15 Downloads
Touch the Past: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River Region
Learners examine the archeology of the Mississippi River Valley. Using the internet, they expand their research to include how the Native Americans in California used plants to meet their needs. They also research a Native American tribe and cross-reference them to the plant in question.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads