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Wisconsin Fast Plants® 72-Hour Monohybrid Genetics Kit

Item # 158940 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Allows students to observe and collect phenotype data from P1, P2, F1, and F2 generations of Wisconsin Fast Plants® and develop an inheritance pattern model.
  • Middle and high school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 8 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.

Price $92.60 $83.40

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Students germinate seeds from P1, P2, F1, and F2 generations. They observe the seedlings from P1 and F1 and construct an inheritance pattern model to predict the phenotype and genotype of P2 and what the F2 seedlings will look like. After they examine the actual P2 and F2 seedlings, they can revise their model and explain the results based on the data they collected. The driving question that students investigate is, “How do trait variations in Fast Plants® seedlings reveal inheritance patterns?” A pre-lab exercise presents a fictional scenario that introduces students to the phenomenon of phenotypic variation and gives students practice identifying an inheritance pattern.

Time Requirement
Approximately six 50-minute class periods over the course of 9 to 10 days: 20 minutes for teacher prep and 1 class period for pre-lab; 4 class periods for investigation; and 1 class period for the assessment.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectation(s)

Crosscutting Concepts

Disciplinary Core Ideas
Variation of Traits

Science and Engineering Practices
Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Learning Objectives
Use evidence gathered from observations and data collection to explain an inheritance pattern. Infer from observation how genes code for the purple stem trait expressed in Fast Plants®. Develop a model that shows how traits are inherited over several generations.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should know about Mendelian genetics and how to create and interpret Punnett squares.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Wisconsin Fast Plants® Monohybrid Seed Disk Set (32 disks) 1 Included
Petri Dishes 40 Included
Watering Pipets 16 Included
Germination Trays 10 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Light Source (cool-white fluorescent) 1 Needed, Not included
Light Source (cool-white flourescent) 1 Needed, Not Included
Rulers Needed, Not included
Water Containers Needed, Not included
Pencils Needed, Not Included
Permanent Markers Needed, Not Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector 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.