Glencoe Life Science

Unit 2: From Bacteria to Plants

Unit Project 1

Project Type: History
Have students investigate types of drugs with plant origins to discover what plant it comes from, how it helps people, and how its medicinal properties were first used. Have students design a short slide presentation of their findings, and then add the location of the plant's origin to a class world-map display. If there are obvious concentrations of these plants, discuss what this might indicate.

Use the following sites to help students find and identify medicines derived from plants.

Drugs form Plants

Medicinal plants and their properties

Medicine Hunter

Green Medicines


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