Middle School Challenges-in-Depth

2015-2016

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 Educator

Designs: Million Orchid Project Mobile Lab
Entry form, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Field Trip Extension


Educator entry formEvaluation sheet

2 Global Challenge: Environmental Change 
Entry form, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Viewer's Choice voting

3 Green Treasures: Voyages of Plants
Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet


RESOURCES:
Green Treasures Interview Guide 
Examples of Newsletters
Ethnobotany: The Study of Plants and People
Ethnobotany Downloadable Teaching Modules
Student Workshop - RSVP today!
Teacher Workshop
Field Trip Extension

4 Citizen Science: Lizards on the Loose
Entry form, Survey Site Information Data Sheet (fill out once for each new site) and Timed Survey Data Sheet (fill out for each 15-minute survey), Academic Standards, Evaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Lizards of Miami Identification Guide
Lizards on the Loose data collection protocol
Lizard Evolution Video
Anole Annals
Lizard Labs
Lizards on the Loose - Lizard ID video
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

5 Citizen Science: Growing Beyond Earth
Letter of Agreement (closed), Entry form, Data Sheets (shared per school),
 Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Frequently Asked QuestionsTrial 1Trial 2 & Harvest
Welcome letter from NASA
How to set up your Mini Botany Lab for GBE (list of materials)
Protocol for middle schools
Control, Experimental, and School Choice Vegetable Varieties
Growing Beyond Earth: Experimental Plants
vocabulary list
Data entry/social media for this challenge
GBE spreadsheet tutorial video
NASA Professional Development
Plants in Space Presentation & Videos
Massa et al., July 2013
Massa et al., October 2013
Massa et al., July 2015
Teacher Workshop
@FairchdChallnge
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

6 Botanical Illustrations: Plants from Faraway Places
Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:  
Student workshop - RSVP todayArt Workshop Flyer
American Society of Botanical Artists

7 Green CuisineMeals for Space Exploration
Entry form, Table/Recipe Card, Academic Standards, Evaluation sheetE-vite

RESOURCES: 
Please, email us your school name for a link to the calorie calculator.
List of Space Candidate Plants
Culinary Quick-Tips video: Sanitation 
Cuninary Quick-Tips Video: Presentation
Plants in Space Presentation & Videos
Massa et al., July 2013
Massa et al., October 2013
Massa et al., July 2015
Teacher Workshop
The Fruit Hunters Part 1The Fruit Hunters Part 2
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

8 Citizen Science: The Million Orchid Project 
Letter of Agreement, Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:   
Outplanting Tutorial Video
Deflasking Tutorial Video
Frequently Asked Questions - Flasked Orchids
Million Orchid Project Protocol
How to set up your Mini Botany Lab for The Million Orchid Project
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project  
Fairchild's Million Orchid Project video overview

Teacher Workshop
@FairchdChallnge 
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

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Documentary: New Horizons 
Entry form, Academic StandardsEvaluation sheet

RESOURCES:
Viewer's Choice voting
alignment to M-DCPS Science Fair

Questions? challenge6-8@fairchildgarden.org