purpose of the TULIP Project is to help
improve botanical education by providing information and ideas to pre-service
teachers, in-service teachers, and anyone generally interested in botany.
The three objectives of this website are aimed at promoting better
understanding of plants and encouraging their use in the K-12 classroom.
The Secondary purpose of this site is to improve K-12 science education,
in general, by weaving informed recommendations from professional science
societies, academies, etc. (e.g., AAAS, 1998; Glenn Commission, 2000;
NRC, 2000) into the information provided in this site.
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). 1998.
reform: science, mathematics, and technology education. Oxford
University Press. NY.
Glenn Commission. 2000. Before It’s Too Late: A Report to the
Nation from the
National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the
NRC (National Research Council). 2000.
How people learn (Expanded
Academy Press. Washington, D.C.