What are some medically significant plants used to cure or treat diseases or other conditions? (at least four from a variety of phyla/divisions)

Materials you will need for this project:

Topic :

Plants:

Medical/Nutritional

  1. What are some medically significant plants used to cure or treat diseases or other conditions? (at least four from a variety of phyla/divisions)
  2. What diseases do they cause and how can these diseases be prevented/treated? AND/OR . . . 
  3. What conditions/diseases are these plants (or chemicals produced by them) used to cure or treat?
  4. What are some current issues these organisms may be involved in or affected by?
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Group Presentation Criteria

  • Group size: 3 students (2 or 4 only if necessary)
  • Presentation Length: 10 minutes
  • Presentation format: any visual/audio format supported by the lab computer; bring on flashdrive to load at beginning of lab session (wireless is not reliable!); or bring HDMI compatible device
  • Group participation: Each member has equal involvement in preparation and presentation
  • Topic breadth: Each question addressed (see rubric ideas for more)
  • Topic depth: Information provided for basic understanding
  • Vocabulary consistent with what has been covered in course
  • Additional grading: rubric and peer review (20 points total)
  • Sources: Reliable, credible sources include: (and must be cited properly; at least 3 outside sources)
    • peer-reviewed journals
    • science magazines
    • Areas of Scoring for Presentation Development and Delivery (rubric to be posted soon)
  • Content (10 points)
    • coverage
      • answers provided for each of the questions
      • depth
      • relevance
      • outside sources
      • connection to lab/course work
    • organization
      • flow of information/sequencing
        • introduction
        • flow logical
        • not too choppy (good transitions between subjects)
        • conclusion/wrap-up
      • use of coursework topics/concepts/vocabulary
  • Presentation (7 points)
    • visual design
      • slides clean, easy to see/read, not cluttered; minimum of text
      • visuals appropriate, good resolution
      • sources cited
      • use of animations limited, appropriate
      • minimal or no errors
    • oral delivery
      • eye contact, vocal level and tone, posture
      • notes minimally or not used at all
      • rehearsed, little or no stumbling, pausing
  • Teamwork (3 points)
    • each had role in oral presentation
    • each fielded questions
    • each had role in construction and design of presentation
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