Budding Botanists

First grade students in the gifted and talented cohort will utilize an indoor gardening system to grow plants in environments that would not typically allow for them to thrive, such as rooms without natural sunlight. Students will sow seeds and monitor the growth of their plants. A time-lapse camera will also record the growth of the plants in the garden. Additionally, students will keep track of plant growth in a journal where they will record measurements and observational data. They will compare the growth of plants with and without what they determine is essential for plant growth. They will also have the opportunity to observe the impact an indoor garden has on the pollination of plants, as one of the plant varieties in this project should bear fruit. This will further stem a question of how can we pollinate the plants. Students will use their understanding of plant and pollination systems to determine a way to pollinate the plants without the use of insects. In summation of the findings, students may choose to share with various grade levels in the school, as appropriate.

Budding Botanists

First grade students in the gifted and talented cohort will utilize an indoor gardening system to grow plants in environments that would not typically allow for them to thrive, such as rooms without natural sunlight. Students will sow seeds and monitor the growth of their plants. A time-lapse camera will also record the growth of the plants in the garden. Additionally, students will keep track of plant growth in a journal where they will record measurements and observational data. They will compare the growth of plants with and without what they determine is essential for plant growth. They will also have the opportunity to observe the impact an indoor garden has on the pollination of plants, as one of the plant varieties in this project should bear fruit. This will further stem a question of how can we pollinate the plants. Students will use their understanding of plant and pollination systems to determine a way to pollinate the plants without the use of insects. In summation of the findings, students may choose to share with various grade levels in the school, as appropriate.

39% funded! $2,277 needed

Fund This Grant!

School:  Elementary Gifted & Talented
Teacher:  Kimberly Beers
Amount: $3,712
Students Impacted: 30 per year

Budget:
Go Pro Cameras (with Tripod/Adapter/ SD Card) (4)  $1,590
LED Stack and Grow Kits  $1,776
Planting Pots and Potting Soil (50)  $214
Surge Protectors (4) and Stack and Grow Extenders $132