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Growing Activities for Tomorrow's Consumers

Students will enjoy these hands-on projects that explore that responsibilities of growing and caring for plants. Now, everyone can try a hand at tilling the soil and reaping the benefits.

A Container Garden

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Carrot-Top Fern Garden

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Sweet Tuber Vines

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Sprouting Cress

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Harvesting:

Make Garden-Cress Eggs:

Hairy Paper Cup People

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Forcing Bulbs

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Inside Out Seeds

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Root Viewer

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Pinecone Tree

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Plastic Cup Greenhouse

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Baggie Greenhouse

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Soda Bottle Greenhouse

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Have an adult cut each bottle in half with an Exacto knife. Make slits 2 or 3" tall going long ways around the cut sections. This will enable the top section to fit snugly over the bottom section. 

Be careful not to over water. It gets really warm inside of the pop bottle and the seeds grow well.

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