Bring your cutting to the STEM office in the Library Lower Level and watch it grow!!!
Can you imagine cutting off your arm and growing a new identical you from it?
Many plants, but not all, are able to clone themselves this way. In the STEM office this ability has caught our attention so much that we are setting up an experiment to identify plants with this amazing property!
If you find yourself wondering if the plants around you are capable of doing this, feel free to bring a cutting to the office and watch it grow! Plant cuttings will be accepted from October 20th to November 7th. We have room for the first 50 cuttings. Jars will be provided.
The project will be ongoing until November 21st. You are welcome to stop by anytime to check the progress of your cutting!
Bring a cutting and get a ticket for a prize drawing!!
Growing STEMs Collaborative Catalog
Help us discover what plants in our everyday world have this unique ability! We will be actively updating our catalog of plants as cuttings are brought into the office and also posting the catalog on this web site along with the name of the student that brought each one of them in. The students who bring in “new cuttings”–those not listed in the catalog–will be given a ticket for a prize drawing. The prize is a tote bag and the drawing will take place on November 21 in the STEM office.
We will only be accepting cuttings for the first three weeks of the project, until October 31st. So be sure to get your curious minds running!
The requirements to be entered in the prize drawing are:
- Student must bring a plant cutting that is not already in the office. The STEM office is in the Library lower level. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Must be brought in between Monday, October 20 and Friday, November 7th.
- Limit one cutting/ticket per student.
At the end of the semester we will post the results of this collaborative research effort and identify which plants were found to sprout new roots and which plants were unable to.
Bring your cutting today!!!!