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1 May 2014 In Search of a Better Bean: A Simple Activity to Introduce Plant Biology
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Measuring plant stem growth over time is a simple activity commonly used to introduce concepts in growth and development in plant biology (Reid & Pu, 2007). This Quick Fix updates the activity and incorporates a real-world application: students consider possible effects of soil substrate and sunlight conditions on plant growth without needing access to costly supplies. Although written for undergraduates, the activity could be adapted for secondary students.

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Kim Spaccarotella and Roxie James "In Search of a Better Bean: A Simple Activity to Introduce Plant Biology," The American Biology Teacher 76(5), 352-353, (1 May 2014). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.11
Published: 1 May 2014
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