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View Resource Fast Plants Gizmos Simulation

Sign up for a free account on the Gizmo website ( for free access to two simulations that were collaboratively developed by the teams at Explore Learning and the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These simulations replace those previously available on our website that were developed...

View Resource Agriscience Lesson 12: Creating a Wooly Booger

In this experiment, students will study the genetics of quantitatively inherited traits by examining the concepts behind a selective breeding program designed to encourage certain characteristics. Two populations of Wisconsin Fast Plants -very hairy and few to no hairs- will help them determine the heritability of the trait and the results of a selective selection. In the first part of the...

View Resource POSOH Cosmic Voyage Systems and Scale Poster

This is a printable poster resource developed by a collaboration of educators in the POSOH Project for teaching about systems and scale. This poster correlates with an excerpt from the video Cosmic Voyage about systems and scale, narrated by Morgan Freeman. A debrief discussion of that video excerpt in the context of "What is Air?" is supported by a PowerPoint. Then, those concepts are...

View Resource Investigating Plants Needs with Wisconsin Fast Plants

Download this comprehensive, 60-page elementary unit that was co-developed by the Fast Plants Program and Emily Miller (ELA/science elementary teacher who helped author the Next Generation Science Standards) as an exemplar for supporting three-dimensional learning. Developed in 2014, the lessons in this unit that fall during the time when Fast Plants are flowering and being pollinated are the same...

View Resource Instructions for Germinating Fast Plants in Seed Disks in a Petri Dish

Illustrated instructions for germinating Wisconsin Fast Plants seeds that are purchased in a seed disk. The seeds are "sewn" into the seed disk, which are the right size to be placed in a petri dish, soaked, and then drained and set to germinate.