Plant

All activities in this section focus on plants. Learn about plants and their parts, plant-based products and crop plant by-products.

BALLOON PLANTS

Students explore the needs of plants by planting seeds in clear balloons.

BEAN MOSAIC

Students discover different types of beans and seeds while creating a mosaic.

BIODEGRADABLE PEANUTS

Students make packing peanuts from corn that is water soluble and biodegradable.

 

BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC

Students use cornstarch to make biodegradable plastic.

BUMBLE BEANS

Students study the forces that affect soybeans with a physics activity.

COLORED RICE MOSAIC

Students create beautiful mosaics using dyed rice.  

 

CORN collage

Students learn house to make cornhusks.

CORN HUSK DOLLS

Students build cornhusk dolls like Native Americans.

COTTON PICKIN’ SCIENCE

Students break apart cotton bolls and record observations.

 

EXPLORING TURF

Students learn that turf grass is a part of agriculture too by becoming sod farmers. Students plant their own plots of grass.

A Treemendous Activity

Students learn more about what it takes to raise a tree.

GROW CARDS

Students recycle newspaper by turning it into plantable greeting cards.

 

HOMEMADE BUBBLES 2

Students make bubbles with plant and animal products.

Nature Journal Walk

Students will make notebooks to both hold materials they find and record their observations on nature walks. 

LIVING NECKLACES

Students create necklaces and study the science of plant growth.

 

MAGIC ROOTS

Students compete to see whose seeds will be the first to sprout.

MAKE A FLOWER PRESS

Students recycle cardboard by creating flower presses.

MAKE YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE

Students of all ages enjoy building simple growing centers. 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN GUMDROPS

Students use flavored gelatin to make gummy treats.

MIGHTY SEEDS

Students do a scientific experiment examining the strength of soybeans.

OOBLECK

Students do a scientific experiment examining the properties of solids and liquids.

 

PEANUTTY PLAY DOUGH

Students create edible sculptures with a quick and easy recipe.

PETE THE POTATO

Students use their imaginations by creating potato people, learning about seeds at the same time.

Plant Parts

Students will create a foldable, identifying the parts of a plant.

 

PLANT PART MOSAIC

Students discover different types of plants while creating a mosaic.

PRESSED FLOWER BOOKMARK

Students design their own bookmarks. 

PUMPKIN PATCH PIE

Students make pumpkin pies in zip top bags. 

 

PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN

Students discover how pumpkins grow using a special pattern.

RECYCLED SEED POTS

Students plant seeds and recycle at the same time.

SECRETS OF SEEDS

Students dissect corn and bean seeds.

 

SEEDS FOR THOUGHT

Students determine how the depth of planting affects germination. 

Soil to plant

Students will create a chain, representing the steps in food product production.

SPROUTING FINGERS

Students learn about seed growth using clear plastic gloves.

 

SUBMABEANS

Students do a scientific experiment to determine if soybeans float.

SUGAR CRYSTALS

Students make rock candy with a simple recipe.

Earth as an apple

This demonstration will show just how important land and water are to everyone and agriculture.

 

THE BEAN BOOK

Students create books based on seed structure with a special pattern.