Plant a Garden in Your Sneaker!: Fun and Outrageous Planting for All Seasons

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A garden shaped like a spaceship? an old sneaker as a planter? Fun designs,containers made from cool castoffs,and easy-to-follow directions will motivate kids to learn about natural sciences as they plant and care for their own unique gardens,indoors and out. Plant life cycles,recycling,the components of soil,and the role of earthworms all come into play as children learn how to sprout seeds and bulbs,make their own compost,and nurture a variety of flowers,begetables,fruit,and other greenery. fun activities and ...
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Overview

A garden shaped like a spaceship? an old sneaker as a planter? Fun designs,containers made from cool castoffs,and easy-to-follow directions will motivate kids to learn about natural sciences as they plant and care for their own unique gardens,indoors and out. Plant life cycles,recycling,the components of soil,and the role of earthworms all come into play as children learn how to sprout seeds and bulbs,make their own compost,and nurture a variety of flowers,begetables,fruit,and other greenery. fun activities and challenging puzzles are sprinkled throughout this one-of-a-kind hands-on resource.

Imaginative gardens kids can create year-round- anywhere you live! Plant a garden in an old sneaker? Make a flower bed shaped like a spaceship? This clever and inventive book provides a grand bouquet of exciting ways to learn about plants and how they grow. Using imaginative designs,castoff containers from around the house,and clear,simple directions,this book helps kids discover the wonders - and the science - of plants. the gardens illustrated here are so easy to make,and so wacky,kids won't notice how much they're learning while having fun. The basics of biology,chemistry,and botany are engagingly conveyed,as kids observe plant life cycles,recycle,make compost,watch the work of earthworms while they landscape,sprout seeds and bulbs,and care for insect-eating plants. From these hands-on projects,children gain a lifelong gift - the ability to nurture their own indoor or outdoor gardens bursting with colorful flowers and vegetables and fruit you can actually eat. In this beautifully illustrated book,you'll find: Plant mysteries for kids to solve; Pro Gardener challenges; Howto make nifty plant containers from castoff household items; How to design a variety of gardens for indoors and out,including shaped gardens,container gardens,garden of color,and mini-gardens that also make spendid gifts. Get the kids in your life Plant a Garden in Your Sneaker,and watch them blossom!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070092280
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 7 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 9.91 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Indoor Projects.
Sprout Off.
Cutting Loose.
Look'in Glass.
It's a Dry Life.
Winter Light Bulbs.
Lettuce Eat.
Plant Pets.
Make Your Bed!
Outdoor Projects.
Stumped!
The Lawn and Short of It.
Mighty Vine Hideout.
Branching Out.
Wings and Stings.
Indoor or Outdoor Projects.
Sneaker Feet.
Making Scents.
Fruit O' the Room
All Wet!
Something's Rotten!
Answers to Plant Mysteries.
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