It just might be that one of the best things we can do for our planet is to teach our children to love it. If we do what we can to save our world but the next generation doesn't continue in our footsteps -- then we haven't really succeeded at all!
One way to involve your children is the extraordinary bean experiment, though of course it doesn't have to be done with just beans! Help to foster their understanding and love of nature by growing a plant from seed. Every day you note the changes; what has happened to the plant, and during this time you can teach them about what plants need to grow.
Oh sure, you do this project in school - but that doesn't mean you can't do it before school as well!
The carrot is another great choice; instead of planting it, place it in a glass jar against the side so you can see the development of the root!
Fun Fact: These plants here were an experiment;
Plant A: Filtered water
Plant B: Tap water
Plant C: Microwaved water
Plant D: Flame boiled filtered water
I will happily let you draw your own conclusions from that one!
What plant related projects would you/have you done with the kids? I'd love to know!
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