ERIC Number: ED360148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning Plant Biotechnology Laboratories Using Fast Plants.
This set of 16 laboratory activities is designed to illustrate the life cycle of Brassicae plants from seeds in pots to pods in 40 days. At certain points along the production cycle of the central core of labs, there are related lateral labs to provide additional learning opportunities employing this family of plants, referred to as "fast plants," at each particular stage of life. A flowchart of the activities provides the teacher with the sequence through which the students examine: the seed; planting; germination; plant thinning; photosynthesis; nutrients and the seed micro-development; vegetative development; the effects of gibberellic acid, light, and gravity on growth; floral development; pollination and bud removal; and seed and pod development. Student worksheets and corresponding teacher's guides are provided for each laboratory experiment. A glossary of 194 terms used during the experiments is provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Photosynthesis, Plant Growth, Plants (Botany), Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary Education, Worksheets
Wisconsin Fast Plants, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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