This week we ended our Growing with some experiments with plants. We had potatoes, carrot tops, an onion and tomato seeds. We had a new and an old potato – we looked at the differences and then planted both in a lot of soil. The carrot tops were planted in two different surfaces – one lot on soil and the other lot in water. The onion was placed in a container with the roots just touching water. And the tomatoes we squashed, looked at the seeds and planted them in soil. We then discussed what a plant needs to be able to grow. It was decided plants need : water, light and some heat. After watering our plants, we placed our containers on the window sill and will be looking at the changes from time to time. It was a most enjoyable experience for all and the children found lots of similarities and differences between the different items on experiment. Have a look at the photos now and later on will post photos of what happened to our Plant Experiment.
Posted by: cyncas | November 8, 2009