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Educational Resources -- Grade Level: Undergraduate

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Classic Undergraduate Level Resources (developed before the year 2000) (32)
Current Undergraduate Level Resources (12)

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View Resource Tumbling in Space

The first activity in this newsletter was written to engage students in an investigation related to the Fast Plants that traveled into space in May of 1995. Students explore how plants use guidance systems which sense and respond to gravity (gravitropism) ensuring that roots anchor plants and access water and that shoots emerge into the light. This activity includes substantial background...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/fpnotes_1996.pdf
View Resource Understanding the Environment

This article provides rich background information about how the three environmental components: !. Physical, 2. Chemical, 3. Biological interact to influence all life processes and systems.

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View Resource How Does a Seed Germinate?

Procedures for germinating seeds using simple materials to investigate the interactions between the environment and germination.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/howdoesaseedgerm.pd...
View Resource Fast Plants and Families I

Description: This is an investigation describing the procedure for looking at a seed pod from a mature Fast Plant with a dry pod by sandwiching the pod between layers of clear tape, then exploring the sibling seeds. Questions that might be considered: - In how many ways can you describe the pod (the mother)? Are the pods from one plant more like each other than they are like the pods from other...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/families.pdf
View Resource Reading Green Student Science Notebook

This document is a complete science notebook that was designed by teachers working with elementary and middle level students who were learning with Fast Plants. The notebook includes color illustrations by our Fast Plant artist, Amy Kelley. It includes a graphic organizer to support predicting what the answer will be to a question being investigated, pages with prompts for recording observations...

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http://fastplants.org/pdf/activities/ReadingGreenScienceNote...
View Resource Illustrated Fast Plants deli-container planting instructions

This document is the step-by-step instructions for planting Fast Plants in a deli-container growing system like is used in Reading Green. The instructions include measurements that are then integrated into mathematics problems that are on the flip side of the planting instructions. The instructions are illustrated by our Fast Plants artist, Amy, to help all learners understand the steps.

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http://fastplants.org/pdf/activities/ReadingGreenScienceNote...
View Resource Quad Growing System Planting Protocol

This document is the step-by-step instructions for planting Fast Plants in a quad growing system like is sold by Carolina Biological Supply Company. The instructions are illustrated by our Fast Plants artist, Amy, to help all learners understand the steps.

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http://fastplants.org/pdf/grow/quad_protocol.pdf
View Resource Double Fertilization and Post-fertilization Events: Measuring

This pdf includes background information and ideas for lessons involving the processes that occur between fertilization and seed production in Fast Plants. Fertilization is explained and illustrated and an activity for students to observe reproductive development is described.

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/double_fertilizatio...
View Resource Flowering and Pollination

This pdf includes background information and an activity for engaging students in the processes that occur during pollination, fertilization and seed development in Fast Plants. Pollination is explained and illustrated and an activity for students to pollinate Fast Plants and observe reproductive development is described. In participating in this activity students will: understand...

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http://www.fastplants.org/pdf/activities/flowering_pollinati...
View Resource Illustrated Fast Plants Bottle Growing System Instructions

Instructions for constructing and planting Fast Plants in the recycled "Bottle Growing System" that was designed by the Wisconsin Fast Plant Program. This is a low-cost growing system ideal for growing plants in the classroom, made from recycled soda or water bottles. These growing system are easy to build, use, and can be cleaned and reused for multiple years.

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http://fastplants.org/pdf/activities/Bottle_Growing_System_h...
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