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Educational Resources -- Grade Level: Undergraduate

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

View Resource Phototropism: Do Plants Prefer the Blues?

Investigation exploring how germinating seedlings are effect by different wavelengths of light. Will they bend towards red,blue or green light?

View Resource Pollen Germination with Fast Plants

Protocol for germinating Fast Plants pollen in a sucrose-salt solution

View Resource Quantitative Variation, Selection and Inheritance with Fast Plants

This article describes how Fast Plants can be used to help students understand how, through genetic selection associated with phenotypic variation, traits are passed on to future generations. This resource includes information about how to analyze variation in a population and selectively breed to change the frequency of a particular trait in future generations. Advanced Placement teachers who are...

View Resource Brassica rapa stock description: Rosette-dwarf

PDF containing seed stock profile information for and illustration of the Rosette-Dwarf variety of Brassica rapa (Fast Plants). This also includes some brief suggestions for their use as a model organism in teaching.

View Resource Unraveling the Mystery of Hairy's Inheritance

Download this PDF to learn key background information about the inheritance of hairs, aka trichomes, wotj Wisconsin Fast Plants. This article was written in 1998, when the folks at the Fast Plants Program were first experimenting with the inheritance of trichomes and exploring how breeding to increase the frequency of trichomes would play out. This info can be useful to teachers who are...

View Resource Investigating Plant Physiology with Wisconsin Fast Plants

Download this 17-page booklet with several investigations that can be geared towards middle or high school students. Includes background information to support investigations in three primary areas of plant physiology (how plants function): Nutrition, Tropism, and Hormone Response (using Gibberellic Acid). The nutrition and tropism experiments are particularly relevant for both middle school and...

View Resource Farming Fast Plants

This Farming Fast Plants activity introduces a classroom investigation that is easily adaptable for all grade levels and designed to engage teachers and students as investigators. The activity has the practical outcome of producing an abundant supply of Fast Plants seed for future classroom use and for sharing with other teachers. The central question of the activity is "How many seeds can your...

View Resource Growth, Development and Flowering in Fast Plants

This document provides extensive background information about how Fast Plants grow and develop. The distinction between growth and development is explained. Also discussed is how genetics plus interactions with the environment produce variation during growth and development.

View Resource Bees and Brassicas: Partnership for Survival

Background information for teachers and an activity description for engaging students in the processes that occur during pollination, fertilization and seed development in Fast Plants. Symbiosis between bees and brassicas is explained and illustrated. Includes an activity for students to pollinate Fast Plants.

View Resource Generalized Artificial Selection Fast Plants Schedule

This fill-in-the-blank timeline is a planning tool for teachers to use when figuring out when to begin the steps associated with conducting a two-generation artificial selection experiment using Fast Plants. Teachers preparing for any selection experiment will find this timeline helpful, including those planning for the AP Biology Lab 1 of Big Idea 1: Evolution, Artificial Selection.

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