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Garden Genetics: Teaching With Edible Plants

Tired of teaching genetic concepts with the same old pink petunias and Mendel’s peas? With Garden Genetics, you can present core content in ways that are fun for students and fresh for you. This two-part set—a teacher edition and companion student edition—is adaptable to biology students at all levels, including AP. It uses a series of activities and inquiry-based experiments with familiar foods to teach genetics while helping students make connections to ecology, evolution, and plant biology. 

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Available for purchase from the National Science Teachers Association

Author
Elizabeth Rice, Marianne Krasny, and Margaret E. Smith
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National Science Teachers Association
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