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...
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....
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 ...
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)...
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...
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....