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Grade 6College. For a class of 32 students. This open-ended experiment utilizes inquiry and cooperative learning. The activities can be used to study the process of science, natural selection, plant breeding, genetics, plant growth, and reproduction. Comparison of the average number and distribution of leaf hairs in both generations enables students to describe the pattern of inheritance for hairiness and to test an hypothesis.
Grade 6College. For a class of 32 students. Previously titled Hairy’s Inheritance: Competing to Make the Hairiest Fast Plant Kit, this open-ended experiment (perfect for AP® Biology) utilizes inquiry and cooperative learning. The activities can be used to study the process of science, natural selection, plant breeding, genetics, plant growth, and reproduction. Starting with the standard Wisconsin Fast Plants® seed stock, students use a quick, simple method to count leaf hairs and select the hairiest plants to produce seed for the next generation. Comparison of the average number and distribution of leaf hairs in both generations enables students to describe the pattern of inheritance for hairiness and to test an hypothesis. Experiment time variestypically 55 days to grow and evaluate 2 generations.
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|Standard Wisconsin Fast Plants® Seeds||200||Included|
|Watering Trays with Lids||2||Included|
|Potting Soil, 1 L||2||Included|
|Slow Release Fertilizer Pellets, 1 oz||1||Included|
|Dried Bees, 3 g||2||Included|
|Plant Support Stakes||32||Included|
|Plant Support Stake Rings||32||Included|
|Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Light Source (cool-white fluorescent)||1||Needed, Not included|
|Waterproof Markers||Needed, Not included|
|Sharp Toothpicks||Needed, Not included|
|Glue||Needed, Not included|
|Distilled Water||Needed, Not included|
|Tape||Needed, Not included|
From one day to the next, students witness the rapid growth of these amazing plants, which can have a dramatic impact on the way your students learn. What's even better, there's a kit that's relevant to the topic you're teaching, whether it's plant biology, environmental science, genetics, or even mathematics.
As the exclusive supplier of Fast Plants® for the educational market, Carolina takes pride in delivering top-of-the-line materials to your class. All kits come with everything you need to complete the activities. Just add a light source and you're on your way to joining the thousands of teachers who routinely use these plants to enhance their curriculum.
Classroom Kits contain seeds and supplies for up to 32 students. Student Kits are great for classroom demonstrations,
homeschoolers, and science fair projects.
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