Desert Ephemeral Plants as Teaching Tools

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  • Published: 1 Jan 1998

  • Author(s): Haigh, Anthony M

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To help change the situation, RIRDC funded this research project which aimed to:

• develop a set of teaching tools based on arid zone ephemeral plant species;
• document the responses of the plants under study to a range of environmental parameters;
• develop a set of experimental procedures designed to demonstrate the plants’ responses to environmental factors; and
• develop a set of instructional materials to be used by plant biology teachers.

The research consisted of a series of experiments to evaluate the germination, growth and development of four species collected from the arid zone of western New South Wales.