Plant Growth and Development

Bar Code: 1206, 2270


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.

Inventory:

1 container of materials

  1. Teacher's guide
  2. Student activity books (15)
  3. Paper trays (30)
  4. Toothpicks
  5. Spoons (30)
  6. Droppers (15)
  7. Paper cups 3oz (30)
  8. Plastic cups 1oz (30)
  9. Paper cups 6oz (6)
  10. Dried honeybees
  11. Forceps (15)
  12. Hand lenses (15)
  13. Seed (400)
  14. Fertilizer 2oz
  15. Potting mix 1 lt. (2)
  16. Planter labels (36)
  17. Planter quads (36)
  18. Water tank (3)
  19. Water mats (3)
  20. Wicks (144)
  21. Copper sulfate squares (3)
  22. Wooden stakes (15)
  23. Plastic rings (30)
  24. Lighting system
  25. Resealable plastic bags (60)
  26. Transparency sheets (30)
  27. Thermometers (3)

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URL: http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/TravelingScience/STC/plant_growth.html (2002)


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