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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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Can We Grow Plants Without Soil?

Can We Grow Plants Without Soil?

Experiment: Can We Grow Plants Without Soil? Grades: K - 6 Students will discover how to grow plants without using soil in a system called hydroponics. Set up: 1 hour  Observation: 1 hour the next day What do plants need to survive? We use the acronym L.A.W.N.S. to...

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The Great Celery Experiment

The Great Celery Experiment

Experiment: How does water move in a plant? Grades: K - 6 Have you ever wondered how water moves upward from the roots to the leaves of a plant? How does water get all the way up to the top of a tall tree? In this lesson, students will learn about how water moves...

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Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator

Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator

We're Hiring aa Administrative Coordinator!  Work with us!  The LGT Administrative Coordinator is a key member of the Little Green Thumbs program national office, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This role is responsible for coordinating the procurement and...

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How to ripen and store your homegrown tomatoes

How to ripen and store your homegrown tomatoes

So, frost came a little early and your tomatoes are still green?! Don’t fret, you can give your tomatoes a little help to ripen off the vine! First, a bit of information about what affects ripening. Ideally, it’s best to ripen tomatoes on the vine.  The optimal...

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Homegrown Tomatoes – A Song by Guy Clark

Homegrown Tomatoes – A Song by Guy Clark

To celebrate growing tomatoes, here's our favourite tomato song written and performed by Guy Clark. To quote: "Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and homegrown tomatoes."  Little Green Thumbs students might like listening to the song, or singing...

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