The subject of plant morphology is frequently considered a boring topic by both teacher and pupil, and consequently given a somewhat inadequate treatment. Several reasons can be adduced for this unfortunate neglect of a field of knowledge which is, in fact, particularly suitable for intensive study in schools. An unnecessary restriction of teaching types (e.g., broad bean, crocus, sweet pea, etc.) may evoke bored familiarity, or the subject may be given such a superficial treatment that no morphological analysis is achieved and interest is not aroused. Often, a grossly teleological approach is adopted in teaching morphology and many unproven assumptions are made.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1976 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Devonald, V. G.
"Scientific Bulb Snatching,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 13
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol13/iss3/9