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Roots as foragers

In this project, students can experience plants as responsive rather than passive organisms. Roots forage through heterogeneous media and proliferate in portions of the soil that have abundant nutrients. Students can see and measure this growth. Students also get to address issues of experimental design such as the sequence effect.
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Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords roots, nutrients, growth, experimental design
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Language
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description lab exercise
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
1405 N. Fourth Ave. Box 4027
Durant OK 74701
Primary Author email srice@se.edu
Submitter Name Claire Hemingway
Submitter Email chemingway@botany.org
Rights none
Date Of Record Submission 2012-02-21

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