PlantingScience Seeking New Mentors

September 1, 2016
Inquiring About Plants

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.
 PlantingScience Call for Mentors