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Plant Madness: A Classroom Game Using Bracketology for Horticulture Plant Identification Courses

Plant Madness was a classroom activity developed and implemented for the Landscape Plants II identification course at Kansas State University. The game was modeled after the National Collegiate Athletic Association college basketball March Madness tournament and Bracketology. One activity objective was to provide students an opportunity to learn new and recent cultivars and plant species not specifically covered in the class curriculum. The activity also provided students
opportunities to practice public speaking skills, an avenue to be creative, and simply have fun in class.Ninety-five percent of the students recommended repeating the activity.

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