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Orchid Hunter

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Orchid Gallery
Choose among 15 species to see photographs and learn facts about some of the world's orchids, such as where they are found, what they look like, and how they smell. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

A Plant With Smarts
Orchids have become the biggest flowering plant family on Earth because each orchid species is irresistible. Find out how in this article by Susan Orlean, author of "Orchid Thief." (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Great Amateurs in Science
Meet 10 amateur men and women scientists who have made substantial contributions to archeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics in this article by John Malone, author of It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist: Great Amateurs of Science. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Classifying Life
In this online activity, use your own judgement to classify a bear, an orchid, and a sea cucumber according to descriptions of selected kingdoms, phyla, classes, orders, families, genera, and species. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)


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