Early Primary Invasion Scientists

by: Katie V. Spellman and Christine P. Villano

“We really need to get the government involved,” said one student, holding his graph up to USDA scientist Steve Seefeldt. Dr. Steve studies methods to control invasive plants, plants that have been introduced to an area by humans and have potential to spread rapidly and negatively affect ecosystems. The first grader and his classmates had become invasive plant scientists themselves during a yearlong inquiry of invasive plants in Alaska. This article describes how these first graders engaged in real research to help battle the invasive plants.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2011Stock # sc11_048_05_27Volume 048Issue 05

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