Monday, April 19, 2010

Spuds in Tubs

Today is a professional day so no families attending. I thought I would share one of the science activities we are doing.

Spuds in Tubs is a fun experiment to grow potatoes indoors. It teaches children that food comes from the soil not the grocery store.

We planted the potato seeds in a clear container so we could check on the roots. When not peeking we wrap the tub in black paper.

Soon we'll be putting the tub outside during the day.

We have an ongoing survey on what are the favourite ways we like to eat potatoes.
We hope to harvest the potatoes by mid June before school is finished so we can cook some of the favourite dishes.