PlantingScience is seeking new mentors starting this fall. Your role is to encouragingly guide student research teams as they design and carry out plant investigations:
- Offer insights about plant biology and demonstrate how scientists approach scientific research.
- Ask friendly probing questions that encourage students to reflect and clarify their thinking.
- Point to resources.
Student projects usually last only a couple of weeks---so your input is vital to them! We ask that you post online comments and/or questions to your teams at least 2-3 times per week. Reflecting and communicating are critical, often missing, components of student scientific research. Your contributions as a scientist mentor to student teams support the doing of science as well as the talking and thinking about it.