Sunday, March 6, 2011

Science Sunday {Rainbow Plants} & Catching Up

We have had so much fun with our Saint Patrick's Day studies! We are continuing to learn about the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Towards the end of the month we will read (and watch) Planting a Rainbow. We jumped a bit ahead and planted a rainbow today so that we will hopefully see some rainbow sprouts by the end of the month.

I picked up this Rainbow Plant kit at Hobby Lobby yesterday. It is made by Dune Craft.

First we dropped the soil pellet into the little pot. The pot stays inside the plastic wrapper which doubles as a terarium.

 The directions say that the pellet will rapidly expand after water is added but it wasn't very rapid. There was some sort of wrapping around the pellet that I ended up pulling off to help in the expansion process. Maybe we were supposed to do that before pouring the water on but the directions did not indicate so.

Next we poured the teeny tiny seeds onto the soil trying to spread them out some and then gently pressed them into the soil.

The terarium has found a home in our kitchen window. We'll check for progress everday and should see rainbow sprouts in 10 days.

We The girls have had a great time playing with the hide-n-seek jar we made last week.

Their favorite treasure is the fool's gold and the gold coin.

Can you spot the fool's gold above and gold coin below?

They also finished coloring their maps of Ireland.

I just noticed that E & W are backwards. What kind of teacher am I? =)

I found this map on . There are some things there that require a membership to access but plenty that is free, including the map.

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1 comment:

Ticia said...

I wonder if warm water would have helped it expand faster and get the wrapper off.