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This group includes our Science House Interns: McKaylee, Jackson, and Cherie (pictured) who are growing out ~100 Standard Fast Plants and gathering data on this population that will be used to select for a particular trait with the goal of increasing the frequency of that trait in the next generation.
Location: Science House, UW-Madison
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2013
In this group's Discussion Forum, we've started a Discussion for each day during the investigation when we recorded data, made a significant decision or realization about our procedures, or developed new questions.
We are using an iPad to take photos and record observations and measurements. Included in the Discussion Forum are pictures of our plants and data; we welcome your comments and questions.
Hello-I'm back again after a rather successful first WFP lab experience with my first AP Bio students this past academic year. We chose trichomes as our trait for selection. And based on our statistical analysis, we concluded that the average number…Continue
Refresher on the Experiment: Standard Fast Plants were planted in quads (128 plants total) and data was taken approximately every 2 days on the plants' heights. Prior to the day of flowering, the top 15% of the tallest plants were chosen to be…Continue
We initially planted in 32 quads and thinned the multiple plants that grew down to one per cell, leaving us with 128 plants. We selected these by which ones grew closer to the middle of the cell, and removed those closer to the edges.We have been…Continue
We've received quite a bit of e-mail from folks planning for the artificial selection lab and wondering about what seeds to order. Here are some thoughts about that:The AP Biology artificial selection lab materials list suggest using Fast Plant…Continue
Two days after planting we began the process of thinning the cells in our quads.Notes on Germination - Two days after planting, plants had germinated in all cells except 109-110 and 115-116. So, we had candidates for a total of 124 plants from which…Continue