Educational tools

Donna I. Ford-Werntz diford at WVNVM.WVNET.EDU
Thu Sep 9 13:17:08 EST 1999

Tonya, Perhaps you can keep growing those plants and start trying some
simple experiments.  Put the seedlings in different environments (light
quality, water and nutrient levels, temperature, etc.) and observe the
effects.  Watch for interactions, such as competition and predation.  When
the plants flower, you can study the parts and explore pollination and
fruit development.  Look for age appropriate science books that you can
look at together.  The main thing is to keep interest and curiosity,
without worrying too much about teaching facts now.

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