Needs of Plants

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Jenny Fortier | Gestionnaire de serre

Jenny Fortier

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Initiatives Officer
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Jenny Fortier

Let’s Talk Science volunteer works on the Tomatosphere project with three students.

Tomatosphere™

Through Tomatosphere™, your students will investigate the effects of outer space on the germination of tomato seeds. This is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.
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Tomatosphere™

Seed-producing plants

Seed Dispersal

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, comparing, contrasting, sorting and classifying, to investigate how seeds move from place to place.
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Seed Dispersal

Dandelion seeds floating in the wind

Design & Build a Travelling Seed

Students will work collaboratively to design and build models of seeds that can travel as far as possible.
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Design & Build a Travelling Seed

Water falling on plants

Design & Build an Irrigation System

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple irrigation system that transports water to at least two plants from one source without leaking.
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Design & Build an Irrigation System

Water droplets on a leaf

Needs of Plants

Plants have specific needs - light, air, water, nutrients, and space - to survive and reproduce.
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Needs of Plants

Hand holding oak tree seeds

Design & Build a Seed Saver

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a structure that will protect a seed from the elements.
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Design & Build a Seed Saver