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Plants and Environmental Resources

Sara A. Alzahid
Teacher
21 Intermediate School
Dammam
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*This video was sponsored by
Saudi Aramco and produced
by Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz
Science & Technology Center

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.
http://www.plantsandus.org.uk/medicine.htm

This is a Wikipedia entry on Herbalism that presents a very comprehensive overview of the topic – plants and medicines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbalism

Presented by National Public Radio, this site provides an article and a radio broadcast on the topic, Plants: The Fuel of the Future?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95444264

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Anonymous
February 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

عزيزتي سارة
عمل رائع من إنسانة أكثر روعة في نشر العلم والإستفادة للآخرين،فمن نعم الله على العبد أن يهبه المقدرةعلى معرفة ذاته ، والقدرة على وضعها في الموضع اللائق بها
حصولك على على تقدير .....إنجاز نشيد به وتفوق نباركه ونعمة عظيمة ندعو المولى القدير أن يديمها
فلقد أبدعتي بهذا المجهود المتميز......كما عهدناك دائماً
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Amazing work SARAH We are

salma
February 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Amazing work SARAH

We are proud of you

It is indeed a professional work that will definitely add to your students and the world.

We look forward to see more and more from you.

By the way, Sarah is a colleague and a close friend of mine.

Keep it up SARAH.

SALMA AL-HARBI
7TH Intermediate School
JUBAIL
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

أختي الحبيبة سارة
عمل رائع ونقله نوعية في عالم التدريس
أنت طاقة بدأت تتلمس الطريق إلى أفاق أرحب
سوسو فديت قلبك أمضي قدماً يحفظك الله ويرعاك

أختك سلمى الحربي
المتوسطة 7 الجبيل الصناعية
المملكة العربية السعودية

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This Lesson is in the following clusters: Botany, Environmental Sustainability

عزيزتي سارة عمل رائع من

Anonymous
February 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

عزيزتي سارة
عمل رائع من إنسانة أكثر روعة في نشر العلم والإستفادة للآخرين،فمن نعم الله على العبد أن يهبه المقدرةعلى معرفة ذاته ، والقدرة على وضعها في الموضع اللائق بها
حصولك على على تقدير .....إنجاز نشيد به وتفوق نباركه ونعمة عظيمة ندعو المولى القدير أن يديمها
فلقد أبدعتي بهذا المجهود المتميز......كما عهدناك دائماً
نادية عبد الله الغامدي
المتوسطة/ ٢١/ الدمام

Amazing work SARAH We are

salma
February 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Amazing work SARAH

We are proud of you

It is indeed a professional work that will definitely add to your students and the world.

We look forward to see more and more from you.

By the way, Sarah is a colleague and a close friend of mine.

Keep it up SARAH.

SALMA AL-HARBI
7TH Intermediate School
JUBAIL
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

أختي الحبيبة سارة
عمل رائع ونقله نوعية في عالم التدريس
أنت طاقة بدأت تتلمس الطريق إلى أفاق أرحب
سوسو فديت قلبك أمضي قدماً يحفظك الله ويرعاك

أختك سلمى الحربي
المتوسطة 7 الجبيل الصناعية
المملكة العربية السعودية