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It is a good idea to bring in many of the common plants the students
will encounter in the collection areas and have them draw and identify
the plants from a dichotomous key.
The students need to be able to use a dichotomous key to identify the
plants, use the Internet (or have a friend who knows how to use it), and
organize a notebook.
The students should hand in a completed notebook with 20 plants (and
extra credit), the common and scientific names, medicinal uses or edible
plant explanation, and a food web with all of the animals from the collected
As a possible alternative, the students could possibly complete the
project by taking photographs of the plants or making a movie (VCR tape)
of themselves with the plants out in the collection areas.