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Science on Gardening Adventure

Science on Gardening Adventure

Spring 2009 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $29.99
Science on Gardening Adventure is a do-it-yourself indoor gardening and science experiment kit. It includes eight peat pellets, pH chart, gardening tray, pipette, eight popsicle sticks, plastic terrarium, pebbles, charcoal, paper towel wicks, one plastic cup, data notebook, ruler, construction paper, circular cardboard, foil, clay, wooden dowel, four plastic bugs (ant, spider, beetle, and dragonfly), sticker sheet, six packets of seeds (wheat, spinach, beans, zinnia, marigolds, and mixed seeds), shovel, rake, watering can, and instruction manual.

Well-designed, engaging, and educational, the kit teaches children a variety lessons beyond the basic gardening. Children conduct experiments and explore concepts such as the scientific method, pH levels of soil, bugs and insects, effects of sunlight and water on plants, plant biology and more. Patience and persistence are key elements in the scientific process.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Specialty Stores
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The Young Scientists Club
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