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Jones, Eric H. [1], Super, Laura [2], Lagomarsino, Laura [3], Tuominen, Lindsey K. [4].

PlantingScience: Fostering Student Scientific Thinking Through Mentoring.

PlantingScience fosters science literacy in elementary, secondary, and undergraduate students via scientific inquiry curricula and online scientific mentoring. This workshop is aimed at providing a means for the PlantingScience community (although people new to PlantingScience are welcome) to learn how to better cultivate an appreciation for science among our students from our collective experience. The sessions will focus on four topics: engaging students in formulating scientific research questions, guiding students through testing their hypotheses, the challenges and benefits of mentoring online, and an open forum discussion.
The sessions will be beneficial for current mentors and teachers, and will enable the future development of the PlantingScience program.

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1 - Florida State University, Department of Biological Science, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4295, USA
2 - University of British Columbia, Dept. of Botany, #3529-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
3 - Harvard University, Herbaria, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA
4 - University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, 180 E Green Street, Athens, GA, 30602-2152, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Workshops
Session: WS03
Location: 554A/Convention Center
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS03001
Abstract ID:1044

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