The Name Game: MicroPlants

35 students or less - $125; 36 students or more - $250
Technology Requirements
Virtual Visits is streamed live via video conferencing. Participating classrooms need a high speed Internet connection. Classrooms are encouraged to run off of a wired connection.
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Explore taxonomy through the lens of citizen science! Participants will learn about the evolution of early land plants and will engage in the process of collecting and classifying bryophytes (microplants) with Museum scientist Laura Briscoe. Students will have the opportunity to become citizen scientists and contribute to an active research project at The Field Museum involving microplants. 

Using a 60-minute live broadcast, students can see, hear, and interact with researchers during a behind-the-scenes "visit" to one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to the live broadcast, participating classrooms are supplied with grade-level appropriate supplemental educational activities and material to increase student learning before and after the broadcast.

NGSS DCI Alignments: LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

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  • 5/19 at 9:30am CT (Middle School), and 11:00am CT (High School)
  • 5/20 at 9:30am CT (High School), and 11:00am CT (Middle School)

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