Get Growing!: Exciting Indoor Plant Projects for Kids

Get Growing!: Exciting Indoor Plant Projects for Kids

by Lois Walker, Walker
     
 

This fascinating guidebook offers easy-to-follow instructions for the budding gardener. Provides 11 exciting plant projects dealing with foods found in the kitchen and includes recipes and craft projects relating to each plant discussed. Extensive, attractive line drawings and simple step-by-step directions provide lots of entertainment for its young audience.

Overview

This fascinating guidebook offers easy-to-follow instructions for the budding gardener. Provides 11 exciting plant projects dealing with foods found in the kitchen and includes recipes and craft projects relating to each plant discussed. Extensive, attractive line drawings and simple step-by-step directions provide lots of entertainment for its young audience.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-6-- Teachers and students searching for classroom projects will find this resource useful. It tells how to start plants from 11 common foods such as pineapples and beans. No scientific explanations are given, nor directions for continuing care of the plants. Each plant group comes with recipes or activities, such as a recipe for caramel popcorn, sprouting radish and mustard seeds for sandwiches, and apple-head puppets. Only a few bloopers--good luck to readers who grow one stalk of corn in a pot expecting a fertilized ear--mar an otherwise careful and clear text. Unfortunately, the pedestrian layout, tiny type, and utilitarian black-and-white drawings will discourage browsing. For books that are more stimulating, try Eat the Fruit, Plant the Seed (Morrow, 1980; o.p.) by Millicent Selsam and Jerome Wexler's Play with Plants (Morrow, 1978; o.p.). Both include growing plants from foods, excite the curiosity of young scientific minds, please and intrigue readers, or just make them itch to grow plants. --Sharon Levin, University of Vermont, Burlington

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471544883
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/19/1991
Edition description:
Us
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.03(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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