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The Lifecycle of a Plant

posted Jan 9, 2012, 8:12 AM by K Day
Last week we did a lesson on the lifecycle of a plant. We've talked about plants before (we have planted them in different materials, learned about what they need to grow and how to care for them, etc.) but Taka loves plants so much (and they are lots of fun), I thought we'd try another approach ~ The Lifecycle.  

We used this handy dandy poster from Oriental Trading to get us started. This poster is simple but effective to start things off. I would strongly encourage everyone to do more research and go into more detail yourselves though. Taka also keeps a Science Journal for his observations and notes!

We began with seeds and within 3 days we had sprouts! The long clear planter contains 2 different types of Morning Glories. The cool thing about this planter is that we will be able to see the root system when it matures. 

The other pots were a "Miracle Grow 3 in 1 Kit" Taka received for his birthday. It is actually a very thoughtful kits with seed pots and larger pots for after separation. At this point the cucumbers were the only sprouts (in the purple pot). 

After about a week we had some 6 1/2 inch sprouts. Both the Morning Glories and the Cucumbers were about 6 1/2 inches tall. The tomatos were only about 2 1/2 inches tall and sweet peppers have not yet sprouted. Taka has hypothesized that the seedlings will grow at least an inch in the next week and that the sweet peppers will sprout out in another week. We shall see :)