Using Wisconsin Fast Plant polycot seed lines to teach natural selection
This webinar presents strategies for adapting a hands-on, minds-on lesson for remote learning or a socially distanced biology classroom, with minimal increased prep time. As a bonus, this webinar marks the debut of a new variety of Wisconsin Fast Plant Seeds, that have an easy-to-observe trait for selection experiments. We demonstrate with this new trait, options for a fast-track selection timeline that can be used effectively in either remote- or classroom-based contexts. Strategies for gathering and analyzing data are also presented.
Carolina Biological: Julie Stubbs, Product Manager for Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology
Centennial High School, Roswell, Georgia: Bob Kuhn, Teacher of Honors and AP Biology; DNA Club sponsor
Department of Plant Pathology & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery,University of Wisconsin-Madison: Claudia Solis-Lemus, Assistant Professor and Data scientist
Wisconsin Fast Plants Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Hedi Baxter Lauffer, Director of Teaching and Learning
Karl W. Broman & Kara H. Woo (2018) Data Organization in Spreadsheets, The American Statistician, 72:1, 2-10, DOI: