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Fast Plants

This range of practical activities and resources provided by ASE is aimed to teach about plants and flowers in schools.Growing fast plants can provide rewarding results in a short time span and the ideas encourage all students to be involved with the activities. Students can examine their own flowers and model-making suggestions are included.

Fast Plants are rapid-cycling brassicas and these plants go through a complete life cycle in five weeks, making them great to use in class. The teachers' notes provide numerous ideas and suggestions for using these plants and other follow-up activities.

The resource sheets are adapted from SAPS (Science and Plants for Schools) providing information on the parts of a flower and activity sheets for examining flowers. A clear layout is used and digital images showing the stages in growth are incorporated. The ideas and pictures in the teacher notes come from Sue Stalley at Alexandra School in South Harrow.

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