Life Science, Earth Science
botany, biodiversity, museum collections, herbarium, invasive species, taxonomy, citizen science
A resource marked "♦" is aligned with the Q?rius Collections Challenge School Field Trip Program. Learn more about all of our School Field Trip Programs here.
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Botany & Horticulture Subject Guide Smithsonian Libraries
The Plant Collections and Citizen Science teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.