Materials Needed for Lesson:
1. Edible examples. Choose common and uncommon examples of each plant part as suggested in Table 1.
2. Photographs of the diseased plant parts. Examples are available on-line in the final section of this lesson and can be printed out for this intended use only. Live diseased plants will improve the presentation. Check the Mentor list in this website for a plant pathologist near you who may be able to provide materials.
3. Paper plates, napkins, bite-sized sliced carrots, celery, lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers and popcorn (each in separate containers), salad dressing (Ranch dressing is best received by this age group).
4. Classroom “room parents” or teaching assistants are excellent resources for providing these items.