[Plant-education] a news service about plants

Jennifer Moon via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by mays_72 At yahoo.com)
Wed Dec 6 12:47:12 EST 2006


Check out www.greenseedling.com.  This site is
generally for people interested in plant science, but
who are not necessarily scientists.  It covers weekly
stories focusing on plant science and occasionally
covers general science news.  There are also resource
pages for educators, as well as lists of science
podcasts and books of general interest.   

A sister site to greenseedling is in development
(plantmolecular.com), which will summarize plant
journal papers in more technical terms.

I've been running this site for 3-4 months and would
love to hear any feedback you have.  

Thanks,

Jen Moon




> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 16:04:33 -0500
> From: Carl Pike <carl.pike At fandm.edu>
> Subject: [Plant-education] a news service about
> plants?
> To: plant-ed At magpie.bio.indiana.edu
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> A colleague uses the Sigma Xi "science in the news"
> daily email 
> service in a general education course on global
> change.  That service 
> provides daily summaries of articles on scientific
> topics from 
> newspapers and magazines.  Students read the
> articles and then 
> comment in class on how they relate to the course.
> 
> I thought that would be an interesting idea for a
> plant physiology 
> course in order to engage students.  Does anyone
> know of a news 
> service that provides such summaries of plant-themed
> articles?
> 
> Thanks    Carl Pike
> 
> 
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> Date: 5 Dec 2006 16:24:29 -0800
> From: "David R. Hershey" <dh321 At excite.com>
> Subject: [Plant-education] Re: a news service about
> plants?
> To: bionet-plants-education At net.bio.net
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> I've never seen many summaries of plant physiology
> articles online.
> 
> ScienceDaily.com has a botany section but they seem
> to do less than one
> botany article a day and few plant physiology
> articles.
>
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/botany/
> 
> The Botanical Society of America has a Botany in the
> News section, but
> it is not updated daily.
> http://botany.org/news/botanyitn.php
> 
> It might be more efficient to focus on journals with
> frequent plant
> physiology articles that provide RSS feeds, e.g.
> 
> New Phytologist
> http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/NPH
> 
> Plant, Cell & Environment
> http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/pce
> 
> Physiologia Plantarum
> http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/PPL
> 
> Plant Physiology
> http://www.plantphysiol.org/rss/
> 
> In graduate school, we had journal courses where
> each student was
> assigned to summarize relevant articles from several
> journals. Many
> plant research journals have websites with free
> article abstracts so
> that might be easier to do than it used to be. The
> problem is that
> plant physiology articles appear in a wide diversity
> of journals,
> including general science journals such as Nature,
> Science, and the
> Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as
> well as journals on
> botany, general biology, horticulture, agronomy,
> forestry and soil
> science.
> 
> 
> David R. Hershey
> http://www.angelfire.com/ab6/hershey/bio.htm
> 
> 
> 
> Carl Pike wrote:
> > A colleague uses the Sigma Xi "science in the
> news" daily email
> > service in a general education course on global
> change.  That service
> > provides daily summaries of articles on scientific
> topics from
> > newspapers and magazines.  Students read the
> articles and then
> > comment in class on how they relate to the course.
> >
> > I thought that would be an interesting idea for a
> plant physiology
> > course in order to engage students.  Does anyone
> know of a news
> > service that provides such summaries of
> plant-themed articles?
> > 
> > Thanks    Carl Pike
> 
> 
> 
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