Indoor Gardening                                

Patricia H. Haynes Wirth Elementary School
4959 S Blackstone Ave.
Chicago IL 60615
(312) 535-1412

Objectives: To learn how different plants grow under certain conditions. To describe several uses of seed plants. The students will identify different seeds. To plant the seeds and watch them grow. Watch for the seven requirements for growing plants indoors: 1. Room to grow 2. Temperature 3. Light 4. Water 5. Time 6. Air 7. Food Materials: Seeds, bulbs, potting soil, quart Ziploc sandwich bags, water, 2-liter bottles, scissors and decorations (optional). Mature plants, as examples are helpful also. . Procedure: 1. Fill plastic bag 3/4 of the way with good moist soil (a pot may also be used). 2. Select seed. 3. Plant seed about 1/16 of an inch deep. 4. Water plant with light spray. Set in sunny window. 5. The students may draw the plants as they grow. 6. Measure the stem and root growth each day and graph. Performance Assessment: Students will be able to: 1. Understand that plants will grow only under certain conditions that are compatible to each species; 2. Identify different seeds; 3. Observe their indoor gardens's growth; 4. Name the seven requirements for growing plants indoors.
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