They are growing


While I work on a few other things, Matt has been working hard at growing some Fast Plants to try out some of our activities. Fast Plants are an educational wonder in my eyes, and I'm bummed out that I didn't know about them while I was student teaching! These plants begin flowering in 11-13 days, produce seeds in 15-18 days, and begin senescence after about a month. This quick life cycle makes them ideal for classroom experiment settings! We're planning a couple activities centered on these plants, including one regarding photosynthesis and one focusing on conservation of mass. 

These little guys (photo below) were planted on Friday, July 12th, and are already ranging between 1 and 2 cm in height. 

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