science for grades 6-12

John Hewitson john_hewitson at
Wed Apr 25 06:41:57 EST 2001

"Fisher, Roxanne" wrote on 24/4/01 6:36 pm

>Dear plant-ed folks:
>One of my former students now heads an after-school program for grades 6-12
>at the daycare center my son attends.  She's looking for resources to plan
>science activities (not strictly plant bio, but including plant bio) for the
>students.  Are there any websites, books, or organizations that might be
>helpful to her that you would recommend?  I know I've heard of things
>(possibly in this group) that would be helpful that I can't remember now.  I
>was happy to hear that the non-science majors plant bio course she took with
>me inspired her to try doing more with science in her work!
>Roxanne H. Fisher                                  rfisher at
>Assistant Professor of Biology                  phone (412)365-1893
>Chatham College                                     fax (412)365-1505
>Woodland Road
>Pittsburgh, PA 15232
She will find some useful ideas for all ages in our website

For a start, look under Worksheets, especially Supermarket science.

But lots more, eg (these few are to do with trees and shrubs, but most of 
the site is to do with other plants):-

exploring horse chestnut flowers and buds:-


investigations with holly:-


Dr. John Hewitson
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Homerton College
Cambridge CB2 2PH  UK
email: hom-saps at
Tel: +44 (0)1223 507168
Fax: +44 (0)1223 215004
web site:


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