Experimenting with Plants: Science Investigation Curriculum
for Middle School Students
This project creates a community outreach component to Dr. Schaller's current research supported by the National Science Foundation. The project builds on another Dartmouth-Montshire Institute curriculum program, Environmental Detectives by expanding the repertoire of student investigations to include plant activities. Students conduct investigations that parallel the research process of Dr. Schaller's lab as they engage in designing bioassays for the effects of common chemicals on the germination and growth of plants. The project includes curricular support and professional development for participating teachers and features opportunities for direct interaction between the middle school teachers, their students, and scientists in Dr. Schaller's lab.
Scientific P.I.: G. Eric Schaller
Associate Professor of Biology, Dartmouth College
Schaller research website
Education Outreach P.I.: Greg DeFrancis
Program Manager: Rachel Donegan
9/1/06 - 8/31/10
Source: National Science Foundation
Grant Recipient: Dartmouth College/Eric Schaller
$107,000 (over 5 years)
For project information, contact one of the project principals.