Education Center provides a central site for the presentation of
peer-reviewed instructional publications and resources for plant pathology
and closely related disciplines. This site includes materials for
students, instructors, and continuing education.
Pathology: Past to Present is an illustrated storybook describing the
origin, relevance and science of plant pathology.The story unfolds
as if told by Anton deBary, father of plant pathology, and is suitable for
elementary and secondary students to adults. This link will take you
to the storybook, which is hosted by the American Phytopathological
Society. (Select "Education and Learning" and then
"Plant Pathology: Past Present, an illustrated storybook).
in the Classroom (AITC)
(the Canada site). "Agriculture in the Classroom programs across
Canada build an awareness and an understanding of sustainable
agriculture and food systems by providing educational programs and
resources to students and teachers." This website presents the
AITC programs of individual provinces, and contains numerous Resource
Listings for Teachers, often presenting the information according to
the age of students, type of crops, etc.
Sheet Series on Pesticides
by Farm Food Care(select link to "Fact Sheets" and then link to
Pesticides). A new fact sheet series on agricultural pesticide
use and related issues is now available. This series augments the
previously developed Biotechnology & Agriculture resources, and
will help to explain how and why pesticides are used in food production
as well as the steps taken by Canada's regulators and by farmers
themselves to ensure safe and responsible use.
were developed at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the plant
research program of Professor Paul H. Williams. First used by research
scientists in the laboratory, Fast Plants, are now used in classrooms
around the world as a model tool for hands-on, investigative science.
The APSnet Education Center.
The purpose of the APSnet Education Center is to provide a central site
for the presentation of peer-reviewed instructional publications and
resources for plant pathology and closely related disciplines.
Great Plant Escape. (Grades 4-5). Help Detective Leplant
and his partners Bud and Sprout unlock the amazing mysteries of
Search of Green Life and other plans. (Elementary).
Detective LePlant needs your help to solve the mystery of plant
life! To solve this case, you must identify the different parts of
plants, what each part does, and how plants grow. Good luck!
Detective; can you solve it? (Elementary). "Falling
apples!" There are some sick trees down at the orchard.
Their leaves are turning brown, and they're losing fruit. What's
Defense. (Elementary). Here you'll find excerpts
from the detective series passports. To really feel like a
detective you need a passport in hand with all the extra facts,
illustrations, and room to draw your observations.
Plant Detective. (Elementary). The Plant Detective is an
interactive presentation describing the different parts of a plant,
introducing topics such as reproduction, photosynthesis, and adaptation.
Plant Diseases (Middle to senior level). Diagnosing
plant disease is as much an art as it is a science, and requires
that you develop mindset like a detective.
updates in education from American Phytopathological (Plant
Disease) Society (All ages). Includes free email
to Mars. Growing Seeds in Space (Grades 3-6 and 8-10). Learn
about survival in space and on Mars by participating in Tomatosphere, a
unique and exciting educational experience for students.
Your Questions Answered. This section explains what
pesticides are, why they are used and the regulatory system that
controls their use.
The Botany Resource Page. Links to various aspects and descriptions of botany.
CPS Website Weblinks. Links to a large variety of CPS-related interests