"To know a plant, grow a plant" is the motto of the Wisconsin Fast Plant Program, a science education outreach program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fast Plants are members of the mustard family bred specifically for use in the classroom -- small, easy to grow, affordable, and with an incredibly short life cycle of about 35-45 days. While the classroom activities provided in this Web site call for Fast Plants seed (available through Carolina Biological Supply), they offer excellent ideas for plant biology projects with or without these special strains. In addition to these downloadable classroom activities, this Web site contains a detailed virtual tour of a plant life cycle, ideas for science fair projects, and other plant-related learning resources.


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