Life cycle of Wisconsin Fast Plants

Teaching the Flowering Plant Life Cycle with Wisconsin Fast Plants

Wisconsin Fast Plants are an ideal model organism for teaching and learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant. With their rapid life cycle (flowering in about fourteen days and seed maturation in about forty days), petite plant size, and simple growth requirements, it is easy to observe the different developmental stages of Fast Plants in your own classroom!

How can I quickly learn the different life cycle stages of Fast Plants?

Click on the thumbnail below to view a timelapse video of growing Fast Plants, annotated with descriptions of stages of development.

life cycle timelapse14 day old Standard Fast Plant pollinated by bee, life cycle

What can I teach during the different life cycle stages when we grow Fast Plants?

What kits can I use to teach the Fast Plants life cycle in my classroom?