Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mr Potato Heads

Along with our 'sowing seeds' unit this term we had a go at growing our own grass seed in potatoes. They had a potato each with both ends cut off and then they scooped out the inside, decorated them with googly eyes and othe odds and ends. We put them in a tray, soaked some cotton wool in water and placed it in the potatoes. We then added some grass seed just from the Warehouse and a little soil.

I brought a wee spray bottle from the dollar store an had a student in charge of spraying the potaotes during the day. They loved it and really took ownership of it. It was great when they began to sprout, they couldn't help showing every person who walked into our room! Tomorrow we are going to give them haircuts!

1 comment:

  1. they look really cool! We are going to be doing some of those in a week or so. this week we are going to put broadbeans in a clear cup with white paper so we can see the different parts as it grows.