1. Build a Tree Ring Timeline

Source: NOVA

Explore the science of dendochronology by assembling a tree-ring chronology in this interactive online activity.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Math, Science & Tech

Topics: Measurement. Botany.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

2. Deep Sea Invasion: Matching Aliens With Impacts

Source: NOVA

Examine how habitats are altered and species are endangered by the introduction of non-indigenous plants and animals. Match ten plants and animals with descriptions of how they have altered habitats following their introduction.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Classification. Ecology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

3. Engineer a Crop

Source: NOVA

Compare the traditional method of selective breeding with transgenic methods.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Ecology. Genetics.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

4. First Flower: Flowers Modern & Ancient

Source: NOVA

Learn about the ancient plant discovered still thriving in China and thought to be the earliest known flowering plant in the world. Explore what makes Archaefructus liaoningensis a flowering plant and how it compares to more modern flowers.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Evolution. Paleontology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

5. First Flower: Pick the Pollinator

Source: NOVA

Match seven plants with their pollinators and learn some of the reasons why flowering plants have come to dominate the botanical world in this interactive game.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Evolution.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

6. Illuminating Photosynthesis

Source: NOVA

Describe how photosynthesis works and examine the role light and oxygen play in plant life and growth.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Energy. Chemistry.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

7. Orchid Hunter: Classifying Life

Source: NOVA

Compare and contrast different life forms and their individual characteristics, understand how taxonomists classify organisms into a hierarchy and classify three life forms in this online interactive activity.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science & Tech

Topics: Botany. Classification. Oceanography.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity