I am teaching a kindergarten class about plants and one of the "science"
projects is growing a series of plants from seedlings. I've planned out my
plants but would like them to see them before we leave for the summer.
Is there a way of assisting the initial growth of the seedlings?
Google is a wonderful tool sort of like walking into your local
library. However no one helps define the question in Goggle. This is
Crucial and it sort of predicates that you in away already know what you
want more info about. So how to define the question becomes of import.
If you are looking about for competitor info sometimes a misspelled
word opens doors.
Bottom line one must study /read /do stuff to ask a question that is
possible to be defined. Otherwise like goggle says "I feel lucky "
Perhaps in the future a front end to the goggle stuff will mimic what
the folks that pay for info like a Y graph of where the info resides to
help find the info of import.
Bill who had a Scifinder chair from CAS when I worked for the man.
BTW REAL INFO MUST BE PURCHASED GEOREF close as I got.
Probably. You could google plant growth chart. :)
Besides radishes, green beans and peas come up quickly and peas and
radishes are both early spring plants that could be harvested before
school is out.
Didn't know about radishes (or other tubers) growing quickly. I'm _usually_
given more time which has always allowed a good growth for tracking. The
best experiment was sunflowers but that was three years ago so my memory
might be a little rosey in hue.
Thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try.
The kids were excited when they got to choose their own peppers (jalapenos,
seranos, and Anaheim) to plant. They also planted sweet basil, cilantro, and
mint in pots they painted...
Maybe you can arrange for the 1st grade teacher to give them extra
credit for the project but two and a half months seems like a long time
for your average kindergardener to stay focused. Stress,
negative reinforcement, doesn't make for life time learners.
I'd go for the "Easter Egg Radish"- (25 days)
A local nursery may have the seeds. You only need four weeks,
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
Heat helps, but plants have their own maturity times, and germination of a
couple of days earlier is not going to get you results much faster in the
Maybe you could plant something that they could take home and nurture after
school ends. If each child brings in a small plastic container with a
hinged lid (like the ones cherry tomatoes come in), they could make a salad
garden with a sprinkle of lettuce seeds in the middle, surrounded by green
onions. The onions will be fun to taste long before they are ready to
harvest, and baby lettuce can be nibbled on too, so the kids could get a
little taste of their work before school ends. Then they could take it home
and keep it watered for their own summer salads.
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