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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03/13/2017

Teaching with the Fast Plants life cycle

Life Cycle Investigations Life cycle investigations with Wisconsin Fast Plants® provide rich context for teaching and learning a broad range of concepts. Though some think of the plant life cycle as limited to elementary level lessons, investigations and observations made during the Fast Plants life cycle are used worldwide at middle, high school and college levels, too. Crosscutting Concepts and life cycles Try to ...

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02/06/2017

Can bee sticks sting?

Questioning whether or not dead bees can sting comes up fairly often, and some folks also raise concerns about potential allergies. Here’s how UW-Madison’s entomologist, Dan Young, explained to us about the potential of getting a bee sting from a dead bee: I get this question once in a while, and the answer is clearly, NO. Dead bees/wasps can not sting. IF ...

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02/06/2017

When shall we plant?

Lesson planning with activities and experiments that involve a living, growing organism takes practice. Thankfully, when grown in standard classroom temperatures, Fast Plants stick pretty close to their predicted growth schedule. Frequently, we’re asked what day of the week is best for planting. This is a really good question because the day when students plant will determine how likely they are ...

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