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Title of the Experience
We familiarize with pot plants, learn about care and propagation methods
Name of the teacher
Katarzyna Karpowicz
Country where it took place
School typology
Lower Secondary School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Students have a problem with mastering the methods of vegetative propagation of plants and the determination of the influence of abiotic factors on the growth and development of plants. My idea to a better understanding of these issues by the students is to organize practical classes where they plant potted plants. The students first become familiar with a variety of pot plants gathered in the school, they can also bring their own specimens, learn how their propagation, transplanting and maintenance principles of selected species. Students point out the factors that are necessary for the proper functioning of the plant, then carry out experiments that rely on checking the influence of light and water for their growth and development, after a few days make observations and draw the appropriate conclusions with teacher's help. Each participant of lessons plants houseplant and takes it home. Each year these classes arouse great interest of young people. Students are willing to participate in them thereby deepening their knowledge of botany. This lesson reminds students how plants are important for human life on Earth. Knowledge of ways to raise seedlings potted plants could be used later to decorate classrooms or their own homes. Measure of success is that the students even year ago after mentioned classes bring their plants, which are very nicely developed.

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