In this section you will find a host of resources for teaching IBSE. We’ve searched through many books, education packs and websites to find resources relevant for teaching in botanic gardens and other informal education settings. For each one we’ve prepared a short review and a link to the relevant website. We have also developed resources especially for the INQUIRE project. These are available to everyone participating in an INQUIRE course. To sign up for an INQUIRE course click here.
Plant growth | video film
04/02/12 | video film
A 6-minute time-lapse video of a 100-year Furcraea selloe shooting and flowering in the hothouses of the Botanic Garden of Moscow State University (“Aptekarskiy ogorod”), filmed by A.V.Velikanov. The video can be used to motivate students to observe plants through photography and film. It can also be used in class to demonstrate how the Furcraea stem grows and develops and to stimulate discussions on “How Plants Move” and “Flowering and Reproduction of Plants”.Expand to view comments | 0 comments Collapse comments
Plant growth | resource type
21/07/11 | resource type
This activity encourages young children aged 5-7 to explore what happens to leaves when they fall to the ground in Autumn and seemingly disappear in Spring.Expand to view comments | 1 comments Collapse comments
25/04/13 | London
Large and complex topics, like how ecosystems work for example, can be challenging to explain. Using small, observable experiments can therefore be useful in simulating of landscape-scale processes. Scientists have used pitcher plants as tiny model ecosystems to study how “tipping points” are triggered in lakes and ponds. Perhaps this could generate some ideas for IBSE demonstrations?