Education Level APS Ed Center Resources List
Hungry Planet: Stories of Plant Diseases
Good Books: DeBary Children Science Book Award Winners
Case Studies. Class discussions centered on real world disease problems; encourages student thinking and engagement
Backyard Plant Pathology
Plants Get Sick Too! Plant Diseases Idea Starter [K-12]
A smarter hand lens -- Macro lens attachment for your smart device
Demonstration of plant pathogen dispersal without using live plants or pathogens
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words – Aerial Photography and Plant Disease
Plant Parts and Their Diseases
Nature Scavenger Hunts, Backyard Bug Hunts. An internet search will yield several scavenger hunt activities; you can also adapt or create scavenger hunts to find plants, insects and plant health issues in your area.
APS Plantopia PodcastsExplore the world of plant health with plant pathologists—people on a mission to protect plants and our food supply.
Forest Health DetectivesT.L. Bal. 2014. Forest Health Detectives. The American Biology Teacher, 76:8, October 2014; (pp. 536-541) DOI: 10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.7. Students search for common tree issues. Lesson plan with diagrams and photos; can be adapted for different grade levels.
National Tree Benefit CalculatorCollect and input simple tree information to learn about the multiple benefits that trees provide, such as energy conservation and air quality.
iNaturalist.orgPost photographs of living organisms in your area, connect with others to identify and learn more about the organisms. iNaturalist apps can be downloaded on a phone or computer.
How Mushrooms Changed the World