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Investigation 1: Artificial Selection


Edvotek. Students will perform artificial selection on a population of Quick Plant™, and identify traits that vary in the population. Then they will perform artificial selection by cross-pollinating only selected plants and observe the trait differences between the two populations to learn how selection works.

For 10 Lab groups, working for 30 min. lab periods over the course of 5-7 weeks.

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Kit Includes: instructions, Quick Plant™ seeds, nylon mason twine, potting mix, Miracle-Gro fertilizer, Vermiculite, bees, plastic magnifier, and wooden toothpicks

All You Need: growing system: reused plastic soda or water bottles (500 ml), lighting, light box system, digital cameras, lab notebook, water, tape, razor

Storage: Room Temperature 

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