Garden in a Glove

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Calling all green thumbs! Using a clear plastic glove, pupils create a plant nursery. Learners plant different types of seeds in a moistened cotton ball that is placed into each of the fingers in the glove. Leaving the seeds there for several days, scholars observe as the seeds germinate and become sprouts.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a mini-lesson on the requirements for plant growth
  • Ask the class to sketch each of their seed fingers for a week or two to document the gemination and growth
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a place to put the gloves so they can receive sunlight for multiple days
Pros
  • Includes a list of materials needed for the activity
  • Provides a scientific explanation of what happens
Cons
  • None