Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsALEX JENKIN: How would you answer the question, is an apple alive? Teaching, using plants, can help students to make connections across the biology curriculum, to see the bigger picture, and develop the comprehensive knowledge and understanding that biologists require to succeed.
Skip to 0 minutes and 22 secondsBEVERLEY GOODGER: Scientific research using plants has led to an increased understanding of key biological processes that are fundamental to the survival of all living organisms.
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 secondsALEX JENKIN: This research is right for you to bring into the classroom, as plants are an important source of living material when teaching biology. Easily sourced throughout the year, and cheap to grow and maintain in school labs.
Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsBEVERLEY GOODGER: As a teacher, your knowledge of plant science will allow you to bring novel and inspiring contexts into your classroom to engage your students and provide increased opportunities for your students to develop their practical skills.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsALEX JENKIN: This course will increase your awareness of how and why plants can be used to teach key biological principles. You will discover year-round, reliable, affordable, relevant, and engaging practicals, which illustrate the connections between processes that are fundamental to biology.
Skip to 1 minute and 11 secondsBEVERLEY GOODGER: These cross-curricular connections are key to helping students apply their understanding of biology to new problems.
Skip to 1 minute and 18 secondsALEX JENKIN: By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify areas of the biology curriculum where plant science can be used to challenge your students' misconceptions, deliver key concepts and novel contexts, and enrich the curriculum.
Skip to 1 minute and 32 secondsBEVERLEY GOODGER: Working with the course mentors and other teachers, you'll create a plant-rich curriculum that supports your students.
Skip to 1 minute and 38 secondsALEX JENKIN: Join us online to find out how teaching with plants can inspire your students across the biology curriculum.