TEN THINGS I DON'T KNOW ABOUT PLANTS

Lowell Zelinski lowell at zelinski.com
Mon May 2 00:14:18 EST 1994


In article <0097D61B.6D171780.29022 at sae.ssu.umd.edu>,
maholland at SAE.SSU.UMD.EDU wrote:

> I'M PLANNING A COURSE ENTITLED "TEN THINGS I DON'T KNOW ABOUT PLANTS".  THE
> PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE COURSE IS THAT PLANT BIOLOGY SHOULD BE PRESENTED IN A WAY THAT EMPHASIZES THAT THERE IS STILL A LOT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT PLANTS.  THE
> COURSE WILL FOCUS ON TEN BIG THINGS (QUESTIONS) THAT REMAIN UNKNOWN AND GO ABOUTPRESENTING THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR STUDENTS TO REALLY      
> UNDERSTAND WHERE "KNOWN" STOPS AND "UNKNOWN" BEGINS IN PLANT SCIENCE.  THE
> COURSE WILL BE TARGETED AT UNDERGRADUATES, BUT COULD WORK  EFFECTIVELY AT ANY
> LEVEL.  PLEASE HELP!!!!!   I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT "UNKNOWNS" WOULD BE INCLUDED
> ON YOUR PERSONAL LIST OF "TEN THINGS I DON'T KNOW".  I WILL SHARE THE FINISHED
> LIST WITH ANY OR ALL INTERESTED (I'LL EVEN POST A SYLLABUS IF YOU LIKE).  THIS
> REQUEST IS BEING MADE TO OTHER PLANT-ORIENTED NEWSGROUPS AS WELL AS THIS ONE, 
> SO I HOPE TO GET A GOOD SAMPLING OF OPINION.  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.  REPLY
> VIA THIS FORUM OR DIRECTLY TO ME AT "MAHOLLAND at SAE.SSU.UMD.EDU"
> 
> MARK A. HOLLAND
> DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
> SALISBURY STATE UNIVERSITY
> SALISBURY, MD 21801 USA


I feel that your other response have been deeper than your goal I suggest
the following:

1)  What do plants eat?

2) Do plants have sex?

3) Why do seeds start to grow?

4) Why do plants die?

5) Can plants feel?

6) Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?

7) Are there male and female plants?



-- 
Lowell

What a long strange trip its been



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