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Student Exploration: Fast Plants®1 – Growth and GeneticsNote to teachers and students: TheFast Plants®Gizmo was created in collaboration with theWisconsin Fast Plants Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These lessons can beused independently or in conjunction with classroom Fast Plants experiments.Vocabulary:allele, dominant allele, Fast Plants, gene, genetics, genotype, heterozygous,homozygous, offspring, phenotype, pollen, pollinate, Punnett square, recessive allele, traitPrior Knowledge Questions(Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)1.NameChanel PuisseauxChDate:1/16
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2019Gizmo Warm-upSeveral common vegetables, including Bok choy, napacabbage, and turnips, are varieties of a plant calledBrassicarapa.Fast plantsare a rapid-cycling variety ofBrassica rapathat was developed at the University of Wisconsin. These plantshave short growing cycles and are ideal for classroom use. IntheFast Plants®1 – Growth and GeneticsGizmo, you will learnabout the life cycle and genetic traits of Fast Plants.In the Gizmo, drag seed packetAto container 1 and seed packetBto container 2. ClickPlay(), and thenPause() afterabout 10 simulated days.1.A plantstraitsare its characteristics. Drag themagnifying glassover container 1. Describe
the traits of these plants.All of them have purple stems and green leaves2.Drag the magnifier over container 2. How do these plants differ from the container 1 plants?
Activity A:The Fast Plants®life cycleGet the Gizmo ready:ClickReset(). Plant seedsAin container1.Turn onShow hints.Introduction:Fast Plants®are grown in wicking systems, typically made of nested plasticcontainers. The larger container is the water reservoir. Water from the reservoir travels throughthe wick into the soil, where roots draw the water into stems and leaves.Question: How do Fast Plants grow and reproduce?to
2.Pollinate:Thebee stickshould be active at the bottom of the Gizmo. A bee stick is a deadbee glued on a toothpick. Drag the bee stick through the flowers.
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