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Recycled Plants

Recycled Plants

Experiment:Recycled Plants Grades: K - 6 Create your own plants at home while using items around the house! If you don’t have any seeds or soil, this is a perfect activity!  Set up: 15-30 minutes The three R’s are reduce, reuse, recycle. Talk about what each of those...

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Make A Plant Collage

Make A Plant Collage

  Experiment: Make A Plant Collage Grades: K - 7 Plants are so much a part of our daily lives that we often don't give them much thought! In this project children will go through magazines and find items made from plants. Once these are found the children can...

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Light and Air are Important to Plants

Light and Air are Important to Plants

  Experiment: Light and Air are Important to Plants Grades: K - 8 What happens when you block light from a plant? Cut various shapes in aluminum foil and attach shapes to the leaf of a plant using paper clips. Leave the plant for a week and see what happens! The...

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Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Experiment: Kitchen Scrap Gardening Grades: K - 8   Your students can grow vegetables and herbs from items you'd normally throw in your compost bucket. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can devise some very imaginative indoor gardens from your...

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Transpiration

Transpiration

Experiment: Transpiration Grades: K - 8 Transpiration is the movement of water through a plant's system. The water journey starts in the roots which draws water from the soil. From there water moves up through the stems and into the leaves and flowers. Finally, water...

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Gravitropism

Gravitropism

Experiment:Gravitropism Grades: K - 6 In this project, you'll explore why roots grow straight down. How do roots grow when the direction of gravity changes? Do you think you can "trick" roots to grow in a different direction? Time: 2-3 weeks  Ever wonder why roots...

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Forcing Spring Bulbs to Bloom

Forcing Spring Bulbs to Bloom

Experiment:Forcing Spring Bulbs to Bloom Grades: K - 6 This project is about growing flowering plants from bulbs. Time: 12-16 weeks Plants that grow from a bulb and not a seed are fascinating. So, what is a bulb anyway? A bulb is thick and fleshy (unlike a seed) and...

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Plant Light Shoebox Maze Experiment

Plant Light Shoebox Maze Experiment

Experiment: Plant Light Shoebox Maze Experiment Grades: K - 7 An experiment to test if a plant can find its way through a box maze towards light. Set up: 45 minutes Growing time: 3-4 days, depending on seed variety The word phototropism is a mouthful! It’s made up of...

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