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Needs Assessment

Memo to Students Needs Assessment Greenhouse Basics Building Design Funding
Project Approval Construction Leadership Student Assessment General Resources


Before you begin to investigate designs of greenhouses, you will need to determine why a greenhouse is needed (conduct a needs assessment). You will be assigned as a member of one of three teams:

f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Science Department Survey Team
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) School Greenhouse Survey Team
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Greenhouse Professionals Survey Team

Each team needs to select a leader. All students will need to be a leader for one of the components of this project. Within each team, you will need to address several questions:

f2_3.gif (980 bytes) What information does my group need to collect?
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Who do we need to talk to for that information?
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) What questions do we need to ask to get that information?
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) How will we ask the questions?
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) How will we collect and organize the information?
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) How will we present the information to the other teams?


1. Determine why a greenhouse is necessary to meet curriculum needs.
2. Determine what features are necessary in the greenhouse to meet curriculum needs.

At the conclusion of your team's work, you will present to the class a summary of the information that you have gathered which supports the two tasks above. This presentation should also include your goals, your sources of information, and your methods of gathering information.

The information from all three groups will be compiled to present to the Construction Technology II & III class in the next step of our greenhouse project. This summary will also be part of the final presentation for to the Facilities Committee of the Pemi-Baker Regional School Board.


Are there other resources which should be available? If so, let us know and we will be glad to add them to the list.

f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Science Department, Plymouth Regional High School
Use this page to access a list of PRHS Science Department faculty members
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) New Hampshire K-12 Science Curriculum Framework
This outlines the science education standards which are essential for NH students
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) New Hampshire Schools on the Internet
Use this list to locate and contact NH high schools which might have greenhouses
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Other Schools With Greenhouses
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) Greenhouse/Aquaculture Complex is a description of the facilities at  Tyler Consolidated High School, in Sistersville, West Virginia.
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) Greenhouse Dome Curriculum is a multi-disciplinary service project of Malcolm Shabazz City High School in Madison, Wisconsin.
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) Greenhouse, a hands-on classroom is an online newspaper article which makes reference to the instructors responsible for the greenhouse at  Ames High School, in Ames, Iowa.
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Greenhouse Professionals
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) Dirty Worm Greenhouse, New Hampton, New Hampshire
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) McAveeney's Greenhouses, Campton, New Hampshire
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) Petal Pushers Farm, Laconia, New Hampshire
f2_3.gif (980 bytes) Tips on Preparing Surveys or Questionnaires
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) "The Design of Questionnaires in 12 Steps", while aimed at businesses creating market surveys, has some good, brief tips that can be applied to any type of survey.
f2_9.gif (886 bytes) "Formatting a Mail Questionnaire" addresses several questionnaire basics, such as transitional phrases, arrangement and grouping of questions, and graphics.

Also be sure to view the rubric that will be used to evaluate your work.

1890.gif (121 bytes)PRHS Home Page 1890.gif (121 bytes)LInC Winter 99 Homepage

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Authors: Ina Ahern, Mardean Badger, and Doug Ross
School: Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Created: March 19,1999 - Updated: May 03, 1999