Tiny Gardening Kit
With some adult help getting it assembled, a student can follow the directions in the guide and create a variety of gardening activities in this one kit. Also, it’s so adorable! You will have to get your own seeds and soil, which means you can choose what to grow. The various filters, covers, containers and tools are all useable. The academic value comes in documenting germination and growth, following directions in the guide, trying different seeds, learning about soil, capillary action, and more. I like that this is not a one-and-done kit. The built greenhouse measures about 5” long, 4” wide and 3.5” high. It is well constructed, and the roof even has little vents to prop it open. ~Sara
World’s smallest gardening kit, big science concepts: Kids can enjoy gardening at their fingertips with a miniature desktop greenhouse and tiny gardening tools while exploring science principles like capillary action, photosynthesis, transpiration, and phototropism. This 34-piece set includes: Tiny greenhouse, 3 tiny pots, 3 tiny test tubes, tiny hand shovel, tiny hand fork, tiny beaker, 3 tiny garden markers, greenhouse wall panels, greenhouse roof panels, string, tiny ruler, petri dish, green and blue acetate sheets, decorative clings, marker stickers, and a 48-page tiny gardening activity book. The 48-page illustrated science activity book explores the science behind the fun: Young botanists learn and grow alongside their plants, answering questions like: Why do seeds grow up instead of down? Does pH value of water affect plant growth? Do plants respond to color? And much more!
Includes 20 enormously fun growing activities: Learn about the plant life cycle, extract DNA from fruit, and discover the effects of acid rain, gravity, and colored light waves on plant growth; watch plants soak up CO2 and release oxygen, bend toward the sun, and pull water from their roots to their tips. Just add soil, water, and your choice of seeds: No need to worry about seed shelf life; grow and experiment with whatever seeds you choose, including beans and lentils from your kitchen cabinet or seed packets you can easily find at the grocery store or online; Perfect for budding botanists ages 8+