Materials: paper pencil tool for measuring (ruler, tape measure, etc.)
empty cereal box (or something similar)
As always, we will begin with a book! Here's another one that we love by Gail Gibbons!
Here's a great online interactive that shows the plant life cycle. Can you order the steps at the end?
Once you've finished it, work with your parents to choose a plant to observe for the week. You may have a quick-growing seed you could plant, or you might choose a plant from your yard or somewhere near your home! Keep a plant journal this week that shows what you notice may be changing about the plant. Day to day changes may be small, but they add up over time.
All seeds have needs for growing into the best plants. When you buy seeds at a store, they often tell you about some of their needs on the back of the packaging. This package of tomato seeds says that each plant needs to be 2 feet from the plant next to it, and 4 feet from the next closest row of plants. It says the seeds should be planted 1/4 in from the top of the soil. That's very helpful information!
This week, we are going to create a tool that small home farmers could use for planting vegetable seeds that need to be much closer together.
Here are a few ideas for regrowing foods that you may have in your home. No need to go to the store if you have some of these things nearby!