Wisconsin Fast Plants are very responsive to their environments, and plant phenotypes will reflect the environment in which a plant was raised. Growing Fast Plants with varying environmental conditions (example: soil content, fertilizer, temperature) provides opportunity for learning about the relationship between plant phenotype and environmental variation.
How can I teach about the environment using Wisconsin Fast Plants?
- Learn more about factors of the physical, chemical, and biological environments
- Observe live plants in our #NSTA18 booth that represent environmental effects on plant growth
- Modify chemical factors by adjusting fertilizer levels
- Measure the effects of physical factors on plants grown in high and low light, or light and dark
- Observe biological/ecological interactions in competition experiments