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At 6:33pm on January 6, 2014, James Zagray said…

Thanks Hedi.  And thank you for your email reply and invitation to the network.  I still have some questions about using the Jiffy pellets to grow fast plants.  Are there any step-by-step instructions for using them that includes how to handle "fluffing", planting depth, vermiculite, fertilizer, wicking... etc?

At 10:44am on August 20, 2013, Astrid Helfant said…

Thank you, Hedi. I would appreciate a response by the end of this month or at the very latest by Labor Day. This way I can anticipate my discussion with my AP Bio students early September.

I'm excited for the year to start. It will be so much easier than last year with now some experience under my belt.

At 3:49pm on March 4, 2013, Mattia Rossi said…

Thanks Hedi,

your answer arrived just in time...maybe I will change direction...

Just a picture of my students working on fast plants and some results (data were collected last tuesday) I will discuss with them tomorrow...

At 12:08pm on November 27, 2012, ali karimi said…

hiii

At 1:49pm on September 19, 2012, Greg de Nevers said…

Hi Hedi,

The physiology resource isn't it.  It had lots of nice illustrations of each life stage.  Perhaps the curriculum has been changed since I looked at it.  It seems much more text dominated now, less illustrated.  Thanks, Greg

At 2:20pm on September 18, 2012, Greg de Nevers said…

Hi Hedi,


Thanks for the welcome. 

When I did fast plants a few years ago there was a resource that showed simple stem anatomy: node, internode, leaf, bud ect.  I can't find it now.  Can you help me?  Thanks, Greg

At 4:30am on April 26, 2012, Ken Connor said…

I will be at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC this week. One of the example activities I will be telling people about is our work with Fast Plants last summer.

At 8:06pm on June 24, 2011, Ken Connor said…

The purpose of our experiment is to develop an inexpensive approach to monitoring the growth of the plants by measuring the light that gets past the leaf canopy. We are also trying different types of lights, largely because the light they produce is different and measures differently. Since we are using a measurement approach that requires the use of a laptop, we have also set things up so we can control the measurements from anywhere and can also watch the plants on webcams. We get teased for 'watching plants grow' but you know this is really a lot of fun.

At 12:28pm on May 11, 2011, Deb Henderson said…

Hello,

I am teaching the FOSS Fast Plants kit.  While the initial lessons on setting up an experiment and having students write their own experiment, it is mostly observation. 

 

At 12:08am on January 21, 2011, Kelsi FAley said…
Thanks Ms. Baxter Lauffer.  I sent you an e-mail and was hoping you'd have a chance to look at it sometime soon.
At 10:32am on July 13, 2010, Meghan West said…
Thanks Hedi. I am writing some curriculum to parallel research being done by an ecologist at UCSB, and I think fast plants are the way to go. Do you happen to know the germination rate of these brassica plants (that is, if I plant 10 seeds how many are expected to pop up?).
At 3:30pm on June 22, 2010, chattycathie said…
My babies are growing well. I'll have some photo's to upload by the end of the week.
I think you will be pleased!!!!!
At 8:13am on June 17, 2010, chattycathie said…
My pleasure Heddy. It will be a lot of fun to track the progress of my fast plant kit from day 1.

Thanks for your help too!
At 8:00am on March 16, 2010, Diane DeMario said…
Hi Heidi,
The first teacher to plant I think will be Reane this Friday. I'll talk with her and see if we can try this with her students. If she does we'll keep you updated on how it goes. Enjoy NSTA we have quite a few teachers from ASSET that are attending also.
At 10:10pm on January 28, 2009, Teresa Strong said…
Hi Heidi,
I have some info about mini-garden necklace supplies. Go to http://www.usascientific.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=545 for the tubes. 500 multicolored tubes for $13 (you can get clear ones too). I finally found 50 1 ounce clear shot glasses at a dollar store for $1.99 and they take the Solo brand caps--easy to find at any party store.
At 10:23am on September 28, 2008, Kathy Van Hoeck said…
Hi Heidi
I appreciate the reminder emails to check out the site and today I got some great ideas. I would like to try the molecular paternity testing. I saw the experiments of the seedlings growing in some type of gel medium. I do the simple geotropism experiments in film canisters but I'm interested in maybe trying this with my AP Bio kids. Where can I find the recipe for the media shown in the pics? Also, I sent you a copy of my Butterfly experiment paper that I intend to send to ABT or The Science Teacher. I have taken a bunch of pictures and they turned out pretty well. I could blog about it on this site if that would be helpful.
Kathy Van Hoeck

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