A Short Course in Plant Pathology For Middle School Through Remote Learning
Where did you collect the diseased plant? (In a garden? In your backyard? In a park?)
What is the name of the plant?
Did you use an app to identify the plant? If yes, which one?
Compare a healthy leaf with a sick leaf. How do they look different?
Did you see any pathogen structures using your hand lens?
Was only one plant sick or many plants?
Which parts of the plants had disease symptoms?
What made you think that the plant was sick?
If the disease is biotic, what group of organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, or nematodes) caused the disease?
What references did you use to learn about the plant disease?
What steps did you and the plant pathologist take to diagnose the sick plant?
What is/are your conclusion/s based on your observations AND the talk with the plant pathologist?
Why is plant disease diagnosis important?
Describe one thing you learned about a career in plant pathology.
What is a plant disease and how is it different from a plant injury?
What are the steps in the scientific process of plant disease diagnosis?
How can you tell if information you find on the internet is reliable or not?
What do you think you would enjoy most about being a plant pathologist? What do you think you would enjoy least?
What do you think is the most important thing for people to know about plants and plant diseases?