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Grades 812. Petite, quick-growing Brassica plants and their hardy, natural predator, Pieris rapae, engage in dynamic interactions that are impossible for students to ignore. By exploring the interaction and development of plant and butterfly, students learn how real scientific investigations work. Students care for and observe 2 organisms throughout their brief life cycles of 35 to 40 days. Kit includes coupon with reference number for prepaid delivery of butterfly eggs.
Grades 812. For a class of 32 students. This kit, previously titled Wisconsin Fast Plants® Life in Balance: Plants and Butterfly Kit, tracks the tandem life cycles of petite, quick-growing Brassica plants and their hardy, natural predator, Pieris rapae, so students can observe dynamic interactions that are impossible to ignore. By exploring the interaction and development of plant and butterfly, students learn how real scientific investigations work. In this activity, students care for and observe 2 organisms throughout their brief life cycles of 35 to 40 days. Kit includes everything needed except water, some grocery store vegetables, sugar, and a light source. We recommend the Plant Light House® with CFL (item #159004). Total experiment time varies from 40 to 80 days (depending on whether students raise a second generation). Note: Kit includes coupon with reference number for prepaid delivery of butterfly eggs; request eggs to arrive when plants are 4 to 6 days old.
|Standard Wisconsin Fast Plants® Seeds||100||Included|
|Brassica Plant Mix seeds||400||Included|
|Potting Soil, 1 L||3||Included|
|Slow Release Fertilizer Pellets, 1, oz||1||Included|
|Plant Support Stakes||16||Included|
|Plant Support Stake Rings||16||Included|
|Black Plastic Growing Tray Set for Brassica Plant Mix||1||Included|
|Small Plastic Containers with Lids||2||Included|
|Medium Plastic Containers with Lids||8||Included|
|Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Light Source (cool-white fluorescent)||1||Needed, Not included|
|Yellow Food Coloring||1||Needed, Not included|
|Microscopes or Hand Lenses||Needed, Not included|
|Sugar||Needed, Not included|
|Honey||Needed, Not included|
|Broccoli or Cabbage||Needed, Not included|
|Paper Towels||Needed, Not included|
|Wax Paper||Needed, Not included|
|Double-stick Tape||Needed, Not included|
|Permanent Markers||Needed, Not included|
|Water||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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