Go Botany is designed for students and informal learners ages 10 and older, from beginners to professionals. We encourage educators to incorporate Go Botany teaching tools into lessons for all ages!
Share your ideas
The Teaching section of Go Botany is a place to share resources for teaching botany. We’ll post the curricula, modules, field workshops you have developed using Go Botany here. Send your great ideas to gobotany [at] nativeplanttrust [dot] org. Thank you!
Next-Generation Science Standards
PDF, 365 kB. Posted July 2013
James Sirch of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut, provides a useful overview of how Go Botany can help teachers and students meet new Next-Generation Science Standards. See also the Next Generation Science Standards web site.
Common Core English Language Standards for Science: Grades 6-8; 9-10; 11-12
PDF, 377 kB. Posted April 2013
James Sirch of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut, contributes a useful list outlining how Go Botany can help teachers and students meet new national standards for English Language Arts Literacy. See also the Common Core State Standards Initiative web site.
Go Botany Plant Quiz Cards
PDF, 1.7 MB. Posted March 2013
Practice your identification skills with these handy plant quiz cards! Even when you cannot get outside or sample live plant specimens, you and your students can work with these short descriptions and photographs to learn about the process of identifying plants. Some species are native to New England, others considered invasive, so they are good springboards to conversation. A key to the species names is included. Have fun, and let us know if you use these!
New England Science Frameworks
PDF, 979 kB. Posted November 2012
James Sirch of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut, has put together a helpful, detailed summary of all the ways Go Botany can help teachers meet New England Science Frameworks. Find out how you can integrate Go Botany into your innovative curriculum!
Go Botany Plant Identification Form
Microsoft Word document, 37 kB. Posted November 2012
Here is a handy form that your students can take with them in the field when using Go Botany to identify plants. It gives them helpful prompts for the observations they should make, and gets them looking carefully. It also encourages students to take meaningful photographs of their plant, to which they can refer later while identifying plants in the classroom. Thanks to Dr. Mario Sousa-Peña, Lead Teacher in Science and BHS Lead Mentor at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, Connecticut for developing this great resource!
Bibliography of Children’s Books on the Subject of Botany
PDF, 201 kB. Posted May 2012
This is a comprehensive, annotated list of botany-related books, with information on the age groups to which these books will appeal. Many thanks to Anne Dannenberg, Director of the Huntington Public Library in Huntington, Vermont for compiling this useful bibliography!