Descprition: In Plant Growth and Development, students have the opportunity to observe each stage in the life cycle of a simple plant.Working with Wisconsin Fast Plants™ (Brassica rapa), which germinate, mature, and go to seed within a 40-day period, students plant seeds and watch the seedlings emerge. Later, they thin and transplant seedlings. As they watch their plants grow, students learn that plants need nutrients from the soil, as well as water and light, to thrive. As the unit expands to focus onthe interdependence of living things, students cross-pollinate the flowerswith dried honeybees. Finally, they harvest mature seeds and determineseed yields. These experiences deepen students' understanding of the characteristicsof living organisms and their relationship with and dependence on theirenvironment.
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