View source for Lesson Plans ← Lesson Plans You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. ==The Outreach Resources== ===Lesson Plans=== Each inquiry-based lesson plan includes key terms, enrichment activities, and standards met. A variety of hands-on or minds-on activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The enrichment activities encourage students to integrate biological knowledge and social issues. Extensive links are provided to botanical gardens, museums, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies. '''''[http://floranorthamerica.org/Outreach/FNA_lesson_classify1 From Curiosity Cabinet to Museum Collection] ''''' '''([http://floranorthamerica.org/files/imported/Outreach/FNA_lesson_classify.pdf PDF Version])''' Creating a curiosity cabinet introduces students to biological classification schemes, binomial nomenclature, and museum collections. The collecting, classifying, and cataloguing activities integrate biology, history, art, and math. '''(middle school)''' '''''[http://floranorthamerica.org/Outreach/FNA_lesson_biodiversity Species and Specimens: Exploring Local Biodiversity] ''''' '''([http://floranorthamerica.org/files/imported/Outreach/FNA_lesson_biodiversity.pdf PDF Version])''' Students become field biologists as they collect and identify specimens and survey local plant diversity. Lesson includes a quiz and key to the North America Pinaceae. '''(middle-high school)''' '''''[http://floranorthamerica.org/Outreach/FNA-lesson_biomes North American Plant Distributions: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow] ''''' '''([http://floranorthamerica.org/files/imported/Outreach/FNA-lesson_biomes.pdf PDF Version])''' By analyzing plant diversity patterns and biome characteristics, students explore relationships between climate and plant distribution and draw conclusions about future patterns. '''(high school)''' '''''[http://floranorthamerica.org/Outreach/FNA_lesson_ethno Plants and People] ''''' '''([http://floranorthamerica.org/files/imported/Outreach/FNA_lesson_ethno.pdf PDF version])''' Preparing an illustrated journal of native edible and medicinal plants deepens student knowledge of plant diversity and its importance in everyday life. This lesson provides a base for further study of ethnobotany, plant domestication, and genetically modified foods. '''(middle school)''' Return to Lesson Plans.