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Hello Fast Plants Colleagues,
In support of those of you attempting the Artificial Selection lab, selecting for trichome density, we’ve compiled the following in the hopes that it may assist you.
Please check out the photos and especially the PDF for tips on identifying trichomes (hairs), ways to count them (including a method utilizing free, easy-to-use ImageJ software). Please comment if you’d like clarification or more information on anything!…Continue
Added by Jackson Hetue on March 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
A little curiosity
I tried to design and print in 3d an artificial bee (the prototype is still a bit to big).
This first prototype allows to insert and change (after washing the bee) a q-tips which acts as a fuzzy thorax for the collection of pollen. Once I have a satisfactory prototype I will try it on Fastplant ! (and if possible will upload the file .stl on this platform ... )…Continue
This year, with 4 classes (students are 14-15 years old) we are going to try the experience "who is the father" to introduce some of the concepts of genetics.
The students will use a laboratory notebook and the teachers decided to not introduce concepts of mitosis, gene or allele. In this way, we would like to encourage the construction by students of original interpretative models (based on collected data ) .
In this first month we focused on…Continue
Added by Carolyn Hayes on August 1, 2014 at 4:05am — No Comments
I'm sharing here a DRAFT document that describes options for teaching genetics with our "Who's the Father?" procedures in ways that reduce the amount of class time required. We receive quite a few requests for help with timing these…Continue
Added by Hedi Baxter Lauffer on May 1, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments
See the next blog post for an excel sheet with the data from the first two days after watering.
The third day of measuring was missed, this lead to only having a measurement of beans on the 4th day. Another issue I encountered was the amount of time that elapsed before I measured the amount of water left over. This left space for error in the experiment because some of the water may have evaporated overnight.
I will be starting another experiment soon and account for any errors…Continue
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I started to cultivate Brassica rapa in November 2012.
For my growing system I chose more expensive fluorescent lamps (Philips 660, 36W) instead of « traditional » cool white neon (Philips 290, 36W).
Philips 660, 36W neon cost three times more.
I wonder if this price difference is really justified by the performance of the lamp. I had the opportunity to borrow a spectrometer and to analyzed the light emitted ... what do you think ? … in addition … is it…Continue
We are doing an experiment testing different soils in 7th grade. We have done similar experiments for the last 7 years. This year is the first time we have used the dilute recipe for Peter's Pro fertilizer in the water reservoir. In previous years we have fertilized once a week as per older directions from the Fast Plant manual.…Continue
Added by Rosemary Peck on May 11, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
It's always great to connect in person and share our latest ventures with those of you who are able to make the trip to NSTA. We will be making discovery necklaces and lenses (with a bit of…Continue
Added by Wisconsin Fast Plants Program on March 4, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
Activity Title: Soil Carbon Cycling.
GLBRC Soils Lesson – Ag Standards
Wisconsin’s Model Academic
Standards for Agricultural Education
B.12.1 Apply knowledge of technology to identify and solve problems (see SC H.12.3, H.12.4, H.12.5)
B.12.2 Select and communicate information in an appropriate format; e.g., oral, written,graphic, pictorial, multimedia (see LA B.12.1, C.12.1)
B.12.3 Use technology to acquire, organize, and communicate information by entering,modifying, retrieving, and…
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