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Wisconsin Fast Plants® Investigating Artificial Selection Using Plant Populations Kit

Item # 158776

Grade 6–College. 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.

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$98.25

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Grade 6–College. 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 varies—typically 55 days to grow and evaluate 2 generations.

AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

 
Components Qty Included?
Standard Wisconsin Fast Plants® Seeds 200 Included
Watering Trays with Lids 2 Included
Watering Mats 4 Included
Quad Wicks 140 Included
Anti-algal Squares 2 Included
Potting Soil, 1 L 2 Included
Foam Quads 32 Included
Watering Pipets 16 Included
Plant Labels 32 Included
Slow Release Fertilizer Pellets, 1 oz 1 Included
Magnifiers, 3x/6x 16 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

Wisconsin Fast Plants

Wisconsin Fast Plants®—Fast, Fun, and Easy!

  • Super-fast generation cycle of 35 to 40 days
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Complete materials kits

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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