Discover Volvox Development

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Join the discovery of cutting edge scientific research with research scientists at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri as they dive deeper into the origins of multicellularity with their investigation of Volvox carteri.  To see how you can use the project’s research in your classroom and to consider becoming a part of the Discover Volvox Development (DVD) Project, view the video resources available to the right and teacher tools available below.

What is the Discover Volvox Development (DVD) Project?  The DVD project builds a novel trend for collaborating with school communities to discover Volvox developmental mutants.  To increase the library size of Volvox mutants, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has pioneered DVD with schools in the St. Louis, Missouri area and developed step-by-step photo protocols for teachers and students to follow.  This versatile project may be adapted to different teaching needs and includes various ideas for incorporating DVD into school curricula.  To learn more about the project, how you and your students can get involved, and how to follow the project on Instagram, download this flyer.

 

 

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 752: Volvox Mutant Field Guide

This field guide is provided for your use as you and your students participate in the Discover Volvox Development project.

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Teacher Tool 753: Worksheet for Discover Volvox Development Project

This worksheet is provided for your use as you and your students participate in the Discover Volvox Development project.

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Teacher Tool 754: Discover Volvox Development Project Flyer

Download this flyer to learn about the different ways you and your students can participate in the Volvox Development Project. Contact information is also provided.

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Teacher Tool 755: Next Generation Science Standards for Discover Volvox Development Project

This document provides Next Generation Science Standards linked to student learning included in the Discover Volvox Development project.

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