Definition of Plant

John Hoddinott john.hoddinott at ualberta.ca
Fri Oct 8 09:35:33 EST 1999


<html><div>There is an obvious bias in the nature of the responses on this
topic.&nbsp; Much of the debate is over what we should 'tell' the
students.</div>
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<div>Why not ask them in small groups to discuss what a plant is?&nbsp;
Then follow it up with subsequent questions about how the presence of
nuclei, organelles, chlorophyll etc influences their definitions.</div>
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<div>Not only are they going to have to actively work with ideas on how
we are dealing with concepts like domains and kingdoms, they are also
going to get a good exposure to the conditional nature of scientific
'knowledge'.</div>
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