- Brassica rapa seeds - Handle small seeds with care.
- Quads - Four-celled planting styrofoam units for growing plants to maturity.
- Fertilizer pellets - Slow release source of nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K).
- Potting Mix - Specially formulated, soil mix for growing B. rapa.
- Wicks - Conduct water from water mat to potting mix in quad cells.
- Water Mat - Conducts water from reservoir to wicks.
- Fluorescent light bank - Provides continuous lighting, necessary for successful growth.
- Reservoir - Maintains a constant supply of water.
- Pipets - To water cells from above when necessary.
- Plant labels - To label each cell according to the seed type planted, seed generation
and experiment Number.
- Dried Honeybees - Used to make bee stick pollinators.
- Anti-algal squares - Contain copper sulfate to prevent algal growth in reservoir.
- Wooden stakes and plastic support rings - To support the plants, if necessary.
- Grower's Calendar - Used to plan the scheduled of experimental activities for each
- Light Bank Growing System - A light bank of six, 4-foot, cool-white fluorescent bulbs is
required for fast plants to complete their 35 day life cycle. The height of the lights
above the plants must be constant; tips of the plants should be 5 to 8 cm from the bulbs.
Therefore, the lights must be raised as the plants grow. Fast plants also require 24 hours
of continual light.
- Seed Envelopes - Used for storing harvested seeds. Seed envelopes should be labeled with
names of investigators, Experimental Number, date of harvest, type of seed stock,
- Index cards - to separate "like" plants from pollinating each other.
Main Page | Introduction and Objectives | Scientific
Investigation | Experimental Procedures
| Writing Procedures | Mendelian
Inheritance | Monohybrid and
Dihybrid Exercises | Reference
| Miscellaneous | Materials | Planting Seeds | Pollinating Seeds | Harvesting
Seeds | Germinating Seeds | Experiment One
| Experiment Two | Experiment Three | Experiment One - Table 1 | Experiment One - Table 2 | Experiment One - Table 3 | Experiment Two - Table 1 | Experiment Three - Table 1 | Experiment Three - Table 2 |