Watch Your Garden Grow
For your kindergarten biologist, seeds can be a source of huge delight. Each one is different, after all; and they can be categorized into groups. And then, of course, there's the delight of watching them grow. Which ones will mature underground? Which ones above? How fast will they go? There's just one teeny drawback: lots of this drama happens out of sight, underground!
That's where this science craft comes in. With a few simple materials, you can make a “garden view box” for your young scientist to savor.
What You Need:
- Sturdy cardboard shoebox
- Tray for holding water run-off
- Sheet of strong, clear plastic acetate (available at an office supply store or craft store)
- Duct tape
- Potting soil
- Sand or gravel
- Several typical “salad vegetable” seeds: radishes, carrots, lettuce, spinach