Earth contains a variety of plants to provide food, medicine and, most importantly, energy sources for humans. In this lesson, students will categorize plants by their components and shapes. Additionally, they will learn the mechanisms behind the making of medicines and bio-fuels. It is important that the students have prior knowledge of the plant cell structures and functions. The video duration is 21 minutes, during which the students will use skills such as classification and experimentation. The students must therefore be supplied with various samples of plants.
Sara Alzahid graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and also attained a diploma in Computers, with courses in neuro-linguistic programming. She has been trained in both Integrated Curriculums and Think-based Learning (TBL) and is an Associate Trainer of Cognitive Research Training (CorT).
This site, sponsored by Plants & Us, provides a history of plants and medicines along with a list of the top 10 plants that have made the biggest difference in terms of medicines.
This is a Wikipedia entry on Herbalism that presents a very comprehensive overview of the topic – plants and medicines.
Presented by National Public Radio, this site provides an article and a radio broadcast on the topic, Plants: The Fuel of the Future?
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