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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03/24/2022

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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12/02/2020

Ecosystem dynamics investigations

Why hands-on ecosystem investigations? Ecosystems are highly complex systems; how can we support learners to grasp the affects on populations when one component of an ecosystem changes? Using a model ecosystem and model population in a hands-on investigation is an effective teaching strategy. In addition to making abstract ecosystem concepts more concrete, this investigation supports learning about systems and systems modeling in science–one ...

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08/06/2020

New! Polycots Fast Plants Seed Line: Engaging & versatile for selection experiments

Polycot seedlings are easy to distinguish just a few days after germination! Our new Polycots seed line of Fast Plants features a trait that students can easily see at the seedling stage. In addition, we’ve developed a procedure for producing parental (Generation 1) and offspring (Generation 2) Polycot seed stocks, so it is not necessary for students to produce their own ...

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