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  • Carolina's Genetic Corn: Part 4-Preparing for Shipment In this video, the modified corn has been harvested, dried, and fumigated. We will see the final processes in preparing the corn to be sold to educators. View »
  • Hydroponics Using a nutrient-rich water solution and a unique, time-tested approach, you can successfully grow plants with no soil. In a hydroponic system, water does the work. Find out more about this fascinating method and the advantages that make it both appealing and effective. View »
  • What Do Plants Need To Grow? Explore the phenomenon of plant growth with this guided inquiry activity. Students use seed disks to determine the amount of sunlight and water plants need to grow. For grades K-2. View »
  • Carolina's Genetic Corn: Part 3-Preparing the Seeds This video documents the preparation of our seeds from genetic corn. View »
  • Sericulture and the Silkworm Find out how the silkworm has influenced cultures, commerce, and science. We’ll take a look at its life cycle, historical significance, and scientific contributions in this brief, engaging article. Share it with your class as an example of how an organism can impact different areas of human thought and activity. View »
  • Investigating a Lethal Trait In this lab, students investigate a lethal trait, albinism, using corn seedlings. View »
  • Survival: Sow Bug Behavior In this investigation, observe how sow bugs change their behavior when the dampness in their environment decreases. For grade 3. View »
  • Carolina's Genetic Corn: Part 2-Harvesting This video documents the harvesting of our genetic corn, that will be sold to schools and colleges for use in genetic lessons and studies. View »
  • Fitting an Electrophoresis Lab into your Classroom This article provides tips on how to fit an electrophoresis lab into a schedule based on relatively short classroom periods. View »
  • Eggsploring Enzymes Activity “Why do we need to learn this?” Answering this often-asked student question is easy when it comes to enzymes. Enzymes keep all living organisms alive! Use this enzymes activity to aid your study of digestion. View »
  • Wisconsin Fast Plants® in Elementary Classrooms: Well Aligned with NGSS Wisconsin Fast Plants® in Elementary Classrooms: Well-Aligned with NGSS Teachers have relied on Wisconsin Fast Plants® for over 25 years. A new way of planting them and Fast Plants’ enduring classroom benefits make them ideal for addressing current standards. Dr Hedi Baxter Lauffer, director of the Fast Plants® program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gives you the details. View »
  • Introduction to Ascomycetes This lab introduces students to the variation found in the fungal phylum Ascomycota. Students examine four representatives: Anthracobia muelleri, Eurotium chevalieri, Schizosaccharomyces octosporus, and Sordaria fimicola. View »
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