Part 1: Initial Blog Post on Diversity of Plants
There are more than 300,000 species of plants that have been identified thus far in the world today; many new species are being discovered each year. In addition to providing most of the oxygen for land animals, plants do many other things for us. For Week 2, after you have completed the readings (Chapters 18-21) you will research the Internet and use reliable and credible scientific websites to investigate a specific plant species and choose a way (other than providing oxygen) that plants are useful to humans.
*[NOTE: Hot topic plants like Marijuana and Opium are off limits and cannot be discussed.]
Please select a specific plant species which has not been blogged about by another student. This will diversify our Week 2 Blog with information on different species of plants. Controversial topic plants like Marijuana and Poppy (source of Opium) are off limits and cannot be discussed in the Week 2 Diversity of Plants Blog.
The Week 2 Assignment – Diversity of Plants Blog is worth a potential total maximum of 100 points and there are two components: (1) Part 1: your initial blog post, 150 words minimum, discussing a credible and reliable, scientific website (10 points maximum) that augments what you have already learned about that specific plant species. The initial blog post will be scored on topic (10 points), grammar and spelling (10 points), content and discussion of the specific plant species (40 points maximum), submitted on a different day than Part 2 (5 points) and meeting the minimum blog post length of 150 words (5 points)