[/begin useless background material] There's an uncommonly used way to sleep in at my school: Directed study! Basically, you come up with a subject that you're interested in, and if you find a teacher willing to give and grade assignments, you can make it a class. Put it during first hour, and do the work later, and BAM! You got some extra REM coming your way!
...Originally, and I'm being totally serious here, I tried to get approval to do a directed study in injecting chicken fetuses with food coloring to see if the chicks change color.
They GRANTED IT.
But my parents told me I should do something actually scientific, so I got permission to change "...injecting chickens with food coloring" to "Plant tissue culture".
Again, they granted it.
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So here I am. I've gotten my kitchen culture kit, I've read obscene amounts of information on the subject, and I'll be attempting my first "experiment" on Tuesday. I'll be doing everything in a lab at school, using a microwave to sterilize my unicorn vessels (and of course PPM).
My first experiment, which will also serve to get the hang of sterilizing stuff, will be comparing VFTs in different concentrations of MS medium (1/3rd, 2/3rds, and full concentration), to demonstrate if carnivorous plants prefer lower nutrient levels.
Comments, questions, or seasoned-veteran tips are welcome!
Thanks, happy growing!