Plant genetics studied with mini-grant materials

Science teacher Donna Meller said the Pettisville High School STEM Program appreciated the mini-grant they received this year to help provide materials for a Genetics Module. Students participated in a four-week unit led by Bill Holdsworth, Plant Breeder from Rupp Seeds, on Plant Genetics. For one of the sessions Meller’s class used the pGlo Transformation kit purchased with funds from the Feed the World mini-grant to learn how plant genetics can be manipulated. A Vernier Lab Quest 2 was also purchased with monies from the grant and used for various individual and group experiments using a dissolved oxygen sensor, temperature probe and pH sensor.