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March 7:Rare and Amazing Plant Research!

Today we spent some time working on the tri-fold project from yesterday and then I introduced this project below.  We will hopefully have time tomorrow int he computer lab to research as well, but the kids need to do their homework at home.  I’m noticing a lot of students who expect our class time to be devoted to them catching up on late work.  They should know better.


Directions:   You are to research one of these amazing plant species and find at least three more resources for information. Those resources are to be cited in this presentation.  Use your time to find all the relevant information you can about your chosen plant and find pictures, videos and anything else informational, cool, fun and interesting about this organism.  Create a Prezi, Powerpoint or write a one page descriptive paper explaining how this plant works, where it’s found, what are its most amazing features and anything else you can derive from your research.  Feel free to include cool links and pictures in the paper as well!  Be creative and write like a college student!  Pay attention to your writing skills!  This is due Friday.

Here is a list of the plants you should research:

1.      Rat-Eating Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes attenboroughii)

2.      Parachute Flower (Ceropegia woodii)

3.      Dancing Plant (Desmodium Gyrans)

4.      Pelican Flower (Aristolochia grandiflora)

5.      Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)

6.      Hydnora Africana

7.      Cycad (Encephalartos woodii)

8.      Dead Horse Arum Lily (Helicodiceros muscivorus)

9.      Flypaper Plant (Pinguicula gigantea)

10.  Welwitschia mirabilis

11.  Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum)

12.  Waterwheel Plant (Aldrovanda Vesiculosa)

13.  Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis)

14.  Snowdonia Hawkweed



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