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Educational Resources -- Grade Level: Undergraduate

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Classic Undergraduate Level Resources (developed before the year 2000) (34)
Current Undergraduate Level Resources (14)

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View Resource Population Explosion

A series of experiments explore the effects of increased population growth on a population of Fast Plants. Through these inquiries, students will better understand the many substantial and pertinent issues surrounding human population explosion on Earth. These experiments can be adjusted toward middle, high school or post-secondary levels.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/populationexplosion...
View Resource Bioassays with Fast Plants

Instructional materials for experimenting to learn what will happen to your Fast Plant if you subject it to a 10% liquid detergent solution? Experiment to determine the effects of substances in the environment on living organisms.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/bioassays.pdf
View Resource From Above and Below

Instructions for conducting an experiment using a growing system made from plastic soda bottles to find out what effect salt has on Fast Plants.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/fromaboveandbelow.p...
View Resource The Big Idea: "Is More Food Better?"

This experiment takes advantage of the ease of growth and short life cycle (seed to seed in 35 days) in Fast Plants--an organism suitable for many kinds of home and classroom scientific investigations. Fast Plants are particularly interesting because, like humans, they exhibit considerable variation in many observable characteristics. Fast Plants are useful for experiments investigating th...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/fpnotes_2000.pdf
View Resource Exploring Photosynthesis with Fast Plants

This activity for middle, high school or post-secondary students is an engaging laboratory investigation, which can be used to explore and gather evidence for the products of photosynthesis (and cellular respiration). Students experiment with rates of photosynthesis and/or cellular respiration by cutting disks from seed leaves (cotyledons) and using a procedure with a syringe to explore the...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/exploring_photosynt...
View Resource Investigating Mendelian Genetics

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/WFPgenetics-06web.p...
View Resource Life in Balance: Exploring the Tandem Life Cycles of Brassica Butterflies and Wisconsin Fast Plants

In this activity, students have the opportunity to witness first-hand the dynamic relationship between Brassica Butterflies and Wisconsin Fast Plants. Students are responsible for tending the butterflies and plants throughout the entire life cycles, while they explore and explain the changes that each organism goes through.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/Life_in_Balance.pdf
View Resource Wisconsin Fast Plants Kits from Carolina Biological Supply

This is a link to the Carolina Biological website's list of complete kits for teaching many concepts, including growth and development, genetics, physiology with Wisconsin Fast Plants. These kits typically contain everything except the light source that is needed for a class to grow and conduct an experiment.

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http://www.carolina.com/category/living+organisms/wisconsin+...
View Resource Exploring Variation and Natural Selection with Fast Plants

This Immersion Unit provides a coherent series of lessons designed to guide students in developing deep conceptual understanding that is aligned with the standards, key science concepts, and essential features of classroom inquiry (as defined by the National Science Education Standards). The Unit's overarching concepts are: - Naturally occurring variations of traits in a population are...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/variation_SCALE.pdf
View Resource Exploring Populations

This Immersion Unit provides a coherent series of lessons designed to guide students in developing deep conceptual understanding that is aligned with the standards, key science concepts, and essential features of classroom inquiry (as defined by the National Science Education Standards). Unit Overarching Concepts -Populations of living organisms change or stay the same over time as a...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/scale/exploringpopulations2007...
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