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Science Notebooks Plant Investigation at Massabesic Middle School Field Notes On October 18th, my class and I went outdoors. We went to the swamp area on our school campus where we investigated different plants. Our mission was to each find a different plant and identify what type of plant it is. We took photos and sketched what our plants looked like. My plant is a light brownish color with white tiny flowers. It covers about 3/4 of my quadrate. Since it is kind of late in the season, my plant is dead. When I went outside, I measured my plant and it was a little over one meter tall. It was also surrounded by at least 2 feet of water! 2011-11-03 51jt23 0
Research reports Narrow-leaved cattail • Family: Cattail (Typhaceae) 
• Habitat: marshes, especially brackish marshes
• Height: 3-6 feet
• Flower size: tiny flowers in a cylindrical head around 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: brown
• Flowering time: May to July
• Origin: native 2011-11-03 51hc5 0
Species Cards Black Alder 2011-11-03 41gb2 0
Blog entries, Podcasts GMRI Summer Institute for Educators Check out what we did! 2011-08-29 gmri 0
Presentations PSA - If we ask great questions.... Check out this Public Service Announcement that encourages citizen scientists to stay connected to the Vital Signs community! Ask questions, collect and publish reliable data online, and share your findings to help inform communities and policy decisions. 2011-08-23 gmri 1
Presentations PSA - Green is beautiful, BUT.... Green is beautiful, but not all plants contribute to the health of your lake! This PSA is about the importance of exploring, checking, and publishing data to help the state of Maine track native and invasive species, and to help us all keep our favorite spots full of local species. Check it out! 2011-08-23 gmri 0
Presentations Let's get invasive milfoil in Maine under control! Here's a PowerPoint presentation that tells you how you can monitor for invasive milfoil (variable leaf and Eurasian) and help make sure it stays under control in Maine lakes and ponds. 2011-08-23 gmri 0
Blog entries Vital Signs Advance Training - Worth the Trip! I recently attended the teacher/educator advanced training to get kids engaged in Science and to become citizen scientists. Being both a 4-H leader as well as a homeschooling mom involved in several co-ops, I found the training to be invaluable. They combined in class lectures with hands on, on location practice of the skills learned. In addition to introducing games to play, projects to do and talking points for discussion, we walked away with the necessary equipment to implement the projects with our students. 2011-08-05 kkeliehor 0
Blog entries Fish Need You! Our fish need you! If you enjoy “fishin” for bass and want to continue, consider being a citizen scientist for your favorite lake. Get hooked on the Vital Signs citizen scientist program and learn about invasive aquatic species that may be inhabiting your lake. Our Maine scientists need your help keeping these invaders out of our lakes. 2011-08-05 go science 0
Species Cards My Plant Investigation Project: Japanese Knotweed It looks like bamboo, because it is a type of bamboo. Its leaves are like ovals, and the stem is long, and thin. It can be cut down easily put it grows quick. It is near a pond, and it is tall. 2011-06-17 6JD 5