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Plant Science: Uses

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Plant Science: Uses



  • To introduce the indigenous use and naming of plants in Africa
  • To identify how indigenous use of plants has led to commonly available medicines
  • To introduce the development of global indigenous use of plants
  • To determine the economic and environmental mechanisms driving investigation into indigenous use of plants


Time Frame:

  • Pre-learning activity (20 minutes)
  • Pre-learning reading materials (30 minutes)
  • Asynchronous Discussion (40 minutes)
  • Post-discussion collaborative activity and discussion (20 minutes)


Target Audience:

  • This activity is designed for undergraduate students in an introductory multidisciplinary science Life Sciences/Natural Science/Botanical Science class


Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to identify several indigenous uses of plants
  • Students will be able to describe several indigenous uses of plants that have been economically developed 
  • Students will be able to identify the environmental and economic mechanisms driving the development of plant uses globally





  1. Students should answer the pre-learning discussion questions on the Discussion page
  2. Students should review the pre-learning reading materials:

3. Students should construct answers to the questions provided on the Discussion page.

4. If students have additional questions or areas for discussion, they should post those as Comments on the Discussion page.


** Part of a larger course design for Plant Science Course Design: Plant Science


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