Hydroponics is the method of growing plants in the nutrients that they need instead of soil. The plant foods are simply put into water instead and it makes a solution for the plants to live in. Vegetables, flowers and herbs can all be grown in water.
Hydroponics is an easy hands-on way to get students interested in science at a young age. It’s something that really draws them in, something they can use, along with the principles of biology, chemistry and physics.
The Growth Cycle of a Plant
From germination, to seedlings, to vegetative growth, all the way to harvest – this guide shows
kids the full lifecycle of a plant.
What Plants Need to Grow
By growing in a hydroponic environment, the “cloak” of using soil is removed – kids will learn
how proper nutrition, water, and light help a plant to thrive.
Where Food REALLY Comes From
No longer will food be something that just magically shows up on their plates. By growing edible
leafy greens, your child will learn exactly what happens before the food they eat hits their
mouths every meal.
Seeds: Choi Sum – Beginner
Net Pot: To hold germination sponge and plant
Clay Pebbles: Used to cover sponge to prevent algae from forming
Germination Sponge: Pre-cut cubes x 4
Fertilizer: 20ml A & 20ml B
Experiment guide with step-by-step instructions and easy to understand science explanations
Growing bacteria at home is actually pretty simple. With adult supervision, kids in grade 3 and up can experiment with bacteria found in the air, on household surfaces, and even on their own hands!
You might be wondering: Aren’t bacteria too tiny to see?
Well, usually yes.
But with this bacteria growing kit, you can culture microbe colony that’s large enough to see without a microscope. Kit includes prepared agar, Petri dishes, bacteria growing guide, and more.
Create a colorful blob in a test tube using oil, water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt.
In this experiment, you will use some basic ingredients to make a Bubbling Blob. What? You’ve never seen a Bubbling Blob? It slithers and twists around like a snake. Just when you least expect it, the blob breaks apart into lots of tiny blobs, and then they join back together. It's an incredible demonstration in density and solubility. You'll create a solution that shows why water and oil don't mix, and why simple chemical reactions produce extraordinary results!
The growth of a seed into a young plant or a seedling is called germination. Planting seeds and watching them grow is a wonderful activity for kids. There are lots of opportunities for experimentation while learning about how plants grow.
The seed germination pouch was developed as an inexpensive, space-saving replacement for pots and similar containers used to grow plants. Seed Germination Pouch allows kids to watch how seeds sprout, which is a process normally hidden by dirt.
Seeds are placed in the trough formed by the paper wick, water or a substrate of choice is added and the seed germination pouch is placed in an upright position. The composition of the nutrient solution can be varied as desired.
Most seeds can be grown in the seed germination pouch. However, if the seed is very small, such as tobacco seeds, it is better to moisten the paper wick before placing the seeds. This will prevent the small seeds from falling through the perforations. This pouch dimension is suitable for small seeds such as Wheat, Cotton and Rice.
If the seeds is dicotyledons (such as soybean) or hard seed coats (such as rice) we advise to put the seeds in the seed germination pouch after soaking.
If you have a green thumb but minimal garden space, why not create your own mini-world full of lush and beautiful plants by making your own terrarium? Terrariums are easy-to-make, low-maintenance gardens, and can last almost indefinitely with minimal water.
Fun way to get kids interested in botany. Kids love to learn and see how things work. They will learn about botany (the biology of plants), how eco-systems work and will see first-hand how seeds, soil, sun, and water work together to transform into beautiful plants.