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Build an aphid isolation tower
An activity to examine the effect of the aphid infestation on plants
Making a Model Brassica Flower & Seed
Make yourself a model brassica flower and understand how bees help with pollination
Supermarket Science - Graphs with Egg Box Cress
This is a very simple cress growing activity, enabling children to see the pattern of growth in seedlings directly. The result of this activity will be a living graph, showing how the height of the cress seedlings is directly related to the number of days of growing time.
Gardening for Primary Schools - suggestions for investigations
A whole set of science investigations for you to do, based around the school grounds and garden. These include looking at soil, seed germination, competition, and snails!
The Sultana Game - Understanding Fruit and Seed Dispersal
A game to introduce the concept of seed dispersal by small mammals.
Making a Propagator
This simple propagator may be made out of two old plastic bottles, but it provides a useful growing system for your seedlings.
Making a Portable Pond
Create your own 'portable pond' for your Science Club, and investigate the ecology you can find there.
Growing geraniums (pelargoniums) from cuttings
Geraniums are easy plants to grow from cuttings and keep in the classroom. This resource tells you how. There are plenty of investigations you can do with your resultant plants.
Growing Potatoes in a Bucket
Growing potatoes is easily possible in the classroom or a tub in the school yard, and opens up a huge range of potential areas for discussion and investigation.
Making Hanging Baskets
If your school Gardening Club is looking for a project to be proud of, why not have a go at making handing baskets, perhaps with the children's own cuttings of fuschia and geraniums?
Making a Willow Arch
A perfect project for a school Gardening Club - you could even grow your own willow dome.
Making a compost column
More supermarket science - use those large discarded plastic soft drinks bottles and turn them into a compost column and see what happens to waste materials during the composting process.
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