Students will use a greenhouse to germinate seeds and grow plants to better understand the science and dynamics of a greenhouse. For schools without greenhouses students will research, design and create a cost analysis of building a greenhouse at school.
- Prepare seeds to germinate and grow in a greenhouse.
- Document the atmospheric and greenhouse temperatures and observe the growth of their plants in order to under-stand the science of how a greenhouse operates.
Activity 1: The preparation of the potting mix and seeds will take approximately one class. The monitoring, recording, and observation of plant growth and greenhouse temperatures will be done the first 15 to 20 minutes of each class for up to a month, depending on the type of seeds planted. The final greenhouse evaluation will also take one class.
Extension Activity: One to two weeks depending on how much in-class work is done.