We are glad you are interested in participating in Mutant Millets! We think you and your students will benefit from being involved in this project.
Due to the 3-4 month life cycle of the plants, this is a semester long project. After you plant your seeds and the plants are established, your students should only need time to observe their plants and collect data about once a week. New teachers will be incorporated at the beginning of each semester, but contact us now so we can get your supplies together so you are ready to go at the beginning of the next semester. We are currently working with high school (9 – 12th grades) biology related classrooms.
Some of the benefits to participating are that you will…
- Develop content knowledge in hard-to-teach topics like genetics, heredity and photosynthesis.
- Work to develop lesson plans that integrate new content knowledge into the existing curricula.
- Receive classroom support, web-based resources and equipment to implement new lessons into your classroom.
- Access to an online database where students can submit their data to scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Your students will work to generate data that scientists will use to continue to breed and develop important food and biofuel crops. They will also be exposed to agricultural issues and research in ways that are relevant to society.
Best of all, thanks to our generous sponsors, participation is free! The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will loan or provide to you all necessary supplies, training and protocols for you to implement Mutant Millets in your classroom. All you need to do is commit your time to the project.
Please use the contact form below to request more information about participation, or to indicate your interest in the next teacher workshop.