100 Days of Science #20-- Eco Plant Pals

My boys got these planting pals for Christmas and we have had so much fun with them.

We opened them the day after Christmas and followed the directions enclosed in the box.

First we put the disk in the bottom of the container, added water and let it sit until the soil had absorbed all the water.  Then we flattened out the soil and added the seeds; some of them were SO tiny!

Then we covered them and put them in the windowsill.

After a few days I noticed that there was some mold starting to grow inside the covered cups so I removed the lids and we just kept adding water once a week to keep the soil nice and moist.

We did have some success with two of the plants but all three boys were disappointed that the one plant that did not grow was the Venus fly trap.  They were really hoping to grow a large plant from those seeds since they are such a neat plant.

We'll continue to watch them grow and transplant them when/ if they get big enough and in the meantime I'm going to keep my eye out for a Venus fly trap plant to purchase for our home.

So you have a favorite house plant?

Others in this series:

1. Bernoulli's Principle
2. Ecotarium Trip 
3. Air Molecule Experiment
4. Kitchen Science
5. Corn Maze Field Trip 
6. Birds of Florida 
7. Making Static Music
8. Un-Make It Monday
9. Wind Tunnel Experiment
10. Biomes Field Trip
11. Disappearing Coin Trip
12. Snuffing out a Candle With Baking Soda
13. Making Plastic from Milk
14. Friction Experiment 
15. & 16. Snow Experiments
17. Making an Iceberg
18. Floating Eggs
19. Pond Water Under a Microscope 

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  1. This is super clever #familyfun@_karendennis

  2. This is such a great idea. My boy has come back with some seeds he planted at Beavers tonight and is super excited! #familyfunlinky

    1. My boys love watching things grow from seeds; it really is quite magical.

  3. This makes growing simple!!! I always wanted a Venus fly trap! We've been growing cress here recently, get quicker rewards with cress and easier for a toddler two year old! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

    1. I can remember planting a lot of grass with my kids when they were little; that and bean plants. Both were quick, easy growing plants and were pretty hard to kill. Success and speed are very important at those ages.

  4. It's great when kids can see and understand how plants grow. Understanding and respecting nature is so important! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!


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