This science project will help third graders study plants. Tom's of Maine has inspired Mrs. Thomasson to step out of the box and do more than just the basic textbook lessons on plants and compost.
Growing their own vegetables through the use of hydroponics, and watching materials decay through the composting process will be much more meaningful through hands-on experiments rather than through simple pictures in a textbook or a video that they watch.
She is looking forward to engaging her students in not only these experiments, but she also wants to see them studying plants around them. They will be keeping plant journals and pressing plants and leaves as they use the iPad to identify the plants in the world around them!
There were two financial donor's that helped sponsor this project. To read more about the project ~ click here.