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Testing a new variety of Fast Plant

Recently Dan Lauffer asked me if I'd grow up a new strain of Fastplant that the Fastplant folks have been working on.  You may not know, bu…

Started by KsBioteacherLatest Reply

Selection Experiments with Fast Plants

Using Fast Plants to model how selection for a particular trait can affect future generations can be an effective way to introduce students…

Started by Hedi Baxter LaufferLatest Reply

Prep for classroom experiments: Planting logistics

Questions have been coming in from teachers who are working on various teacher-guided and student-centered inquiries regarding the logistic…

Started by Hedi Baxter LaufferLatest Reply

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Testing a new variety of Fast Plant

Recently Dan Lauffer asked me if I'd grow up a new strain of Fastplant that the Fastplant folks have been working on.  You may not know, bu…

Started by KsBioteacher

2 Apr 29, 2016
Reply by Hedi Baxter Lauffer

Experiment vs. demonstration

Hello, I teach at a K-8 school that has each 8th grader choose and carry out a year-long Capstone Project. As much as possible, we want thi…

Started by Gloria Mitchell

6 Jan 21, 2016
Reply by Gloria Mitchell

Fertilizer and Soil-free potting mix questions for growing Fast Plants

Lots of questions lately about what to use for fertilizer and  "soil" when growing Fast Plants; questions like this one that came to us yes…

Started by Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

0 Aug 2, 2015

Flipbook Printouts - As Seen at NSTA 2015

Hello all, attached with this posting is a PDF containing the photos used to construct Wisconsin Fast Plants flip books.  Three animated fl…

Started by Jackson Hetue

1 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by Hedi Baxter Lauffer

Why are we getting fewer seeds inside our seed pods every year?

I have been growing Fast Plants with 5th graders for a number of years. I've noticed that this year and last we had very few seeds produced…

Started by Monique Rothman

0 Dec 13, 2014

New to Fast Plants: Getting started

Here's a question we received today and will share here--along with the response--for others who may have similar questions about getting s…

Started by Hedi Baxter Lauffer

1 Dec 8, 2014
Reply by Adam

Is there a relationship between stem color and trichome number

Hello- One of my students proposed studying the relationship between stem color and trichome number. I doubt she actually grasped the purpo…

Started by Astrid Helfant

1 Aug 4, 2014
Reply by Astrid Helfant

Running a valid experiment this time:

Hello- This post is in reference to a discussion I had with Hedi roughly two years ago (2012). I've pasted below a section of that discussi…

Started by Astrid Helfant

0 Aug 4, 2014

Salt Tolerance - An "Artificial Selection" Experiment

Hello all,   This discussion will focus on my procedures as I conduct the artificial selection lab, with a goal of selecting for salt toler…

Started by Jackson Hetue

31 Jun 11, 2014
Reply by KsBioteacher

AP Biology: Getting the most out of the Fast Plants inquiry labs.

Here's a question we received recently that we're posting here for further discussion, please: I teach AP biology in Florida. I am writing…

Started by Hedi Baxter Lauffer

16 May 1, 2014
Reply by KsBioteacher

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