Reveal the science behind sprouting seeds and water conservation.
Nothing compares to eating fresh vegetables picked right out of the garden! But, what’s happening out of sight in the soil of that garden? Here are two plant-growing activities you can do anytime of the year to discover the science behind those growing marvels and to discover a unique way to conserve water, too.
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Source: Growing Plants in Test Tubes | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science
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Where does the water go when a plant is watered? With this experiment, children can discover for themselves how essential the functions of roots and stems are to plant growth. As the colored water is absorbed, students will be able to see how the water is absorbed into the plant and the petals of the carnation change color. Continue reading
In this activity, students will understand the basic needs and characteristics of plants, animals and humans. They will discover that we all need food, water, shelter and space. Continue reading
Plants are constantly under attack. They face threats ranging from microscopic fungi to small herbivores like caterpillars, up to large herbivores like elephants. Continue reading