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About the Grow Lab Program

Students and teachers love this inquiry based, hands-on science program. Created in 2001, the Grow Lab Program is designed around the Wisconsin Fast Plant, which matures from seed to seed in 40 days. Each student plants their own plant and learns about plant parts, germination, flowering, pollination, fruit development, and seed dispersal. The Grow Lab Program is provided at NO COST to Utah’s 1st grade teachers in public and charter schools. The program includes a teacher workshop, a grow lab light frame kit, planting materials and Wisconsin Fast Plant seeds, an eight-lesson curriculum, materials for hands-on activities, a classroom plant poster, a classroom visit, and ongoing support. Materials, supplies, and staff time are valued at over $500.

Current Grow Lab Teachers, we need your help! We are working on a new SEEd version of Grow Lab and need your help. The first draft of the new lesson plans and journals are ready for review, and we want you to tell us what you think. To say thank you for your time and expertise we are having a drawing for a SEEd investigation kit and 6 Garden passes. You will be entered for every evaluation you complete, up to 9 entries. And if you complete all 9 evaluations you will get a pack of Wisconsin Fast Plant seeds!

Please email GrowLab@RedButte.Utah.edu for links to the evaluations.



2021 – 2022 School Year Grow Lab

Thank you for your interest in the Grow Lab program!

This fall we are piloting our revised, SEEd aligned Grow Lab program.

In order to prevent confusion to new users, we are only offering the Grow Lab program to teachers who have previously used the program at this time. We hope to finish revisions over winter break and will reopen to new teachers for Spring 2022.

If you are a current Grow Lab user and would like to pilot the new material and 2-hour professional development workshop, please click here.

If you have not used the Grow Lab program in the past, please click here to be notified when we are registering new teachers.


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