The Life Cycle of Fast Plants®

The life cycle for Fast Plants is extremely short; under ideal growing conditions of continuous light, water and nutrition, plants will produce harvestable seeds approximately 40 days after planting.

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Lessons & Investigations

Find learning materials and classroom activities to use for all ages.

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08/24/2022

Successful Seed Harvest

Producing Fast Plants seed for investigations that need offspring generations Seed harvest is an essential step in any Fast Plants experimental design that involves gathering evidence from offspring plants that students produce themselves. For example, you may have students conduct an inheritance investigation in which they inter-mate Fast Plants from an F1 generation to produce and observe the F2 offspring. ...

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07/19/2022

NSTA Chicago Fast Plants Booth Resources

NSTA Chicago Fast Plants booth was no exception–our conference booth is always packed with living Fast Plants and related resources. If you visited our booth in Chicago, recently (2022), you likely met plant researcher and Brassica specialist, Dan Lauffer. In the booth, we featured the following and include related resources in this post: Life cycle: Living examples of key stages ...

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03/24/2022

New DIY Grow Lights for Fast Plants

Superior Grow Lights: Easy build your own What grow lights do I need for growing Fast Plants? That’s an important question. However, it also may be the start of a missed learning opportunity, if we’re not mindful. Consider for comparison your reaction when a student asks: “What do I need to know for the test?” Likely, your response includes hoping this ...

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