Graduate Student Modules
The lessons on this page were developed by graduate students at the University of Florida in conjunction with CPET summer programs.
The following module was developed by Jacob Landis, a botany graduate student in the Soltis Lab (of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics) and Julie Bokor, Assistant Director of CPET. It highlights some of Jacob’s work with plants and their pollinators, and was implemented with Science Quest and STEM Immersion during the summer of 2013.
You can use plants in your schoolyard or from the local home improvement store to help students understand more about plant biology and the co-evolution of their pollinator species. Students conduct both morphological and molecular investigations, which result in two different phylogenies.
We invite you to try this unit with your students, and let us know how it goes. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions (or would like an alternative file type)!
The following modules were developed by graduate students in “GMS 5905: Communicating Science – Topics in Emerging Pathogens” through the ICORE program: