Learn about the effects of the apical meristem on the growth of grass plants while creating a wonderful craft.
Objectives: The student will be able to:
- Discuss the effects of the apical meristem on the growth of grass plants.
STEP ONE: Gather your supplies: knee-high stockings, wiggle eyes, glue, red felt, grass seed, potting soil, scoop, and baby food jars (or a styrofoam cup bottom like we used).
STEP SIX: Glue the mouth and wiggle eyes to the dirt baby’s head.
STEP SEVEN: Pace dirt baby into a cup.
*Tip: You may need to cut the cup smaller so the baby’s head is above the rim.
STEP EIGHT: Gently water the baby and place in a well-lit spot such as a window.
STEP NINE: Your dirt baby should begin to grow “hair” in about a week. It grows fast, so you may need to give it a haircut!