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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05/30/2019

NEW! ExploreLearning releases Wisconsin Fast Plant® simulation Gizmos®

Two Wisconsin Fast Plants® simulation Gizmos® were created as a collaboration between ExploreLearning and the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program. These simulations were designed to support a variety of investigations and growing Fast Plants. AND they replace the simulations created nearly two decades ago that can no longer function on modern operating systems! Simulations complement physically growing Fast Plants Using these Gizmos during or after growing Fast Plants, ...

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04/10/2019

Guest Post: PCR & Gel Electrophoresis Protocols Link Genotype to Phenotype in Wisconsin Fast Plants

Molecular analysis via PCR & gel electrophoresis protocols now complement phenotypic observations with Fast Plants New classroom PCR and gel electrophoresis protocols were introduced for use with Fast Plants this 2018/19 school year. With these new biotechnology options, learners can see firsthand the connection between an easily observed phenotypic trait and its underlying genotype. Whether you choose MiniPCR, Carolina Biological ...

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12/02/2018

Investigations with Wisconsin Fast Plants lead to powerful learning

Teaching and Learning with Fast Plants Investigations We know it is important to “help students make sense of the natural world by designing and carrying out authentic, student driven investigations (Wingert & Bell, 2015).” Compared to other living organisms, Wisconsin Fast Plants are easy to manage and very responsive to factors in their environment. In addition, many easy-to-observe Fast Plant phenotypes ...

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