Kids can build a mini water treatment plant; make recycled paper and plastic, explore causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect with
Mill Lane School children build a greenhouse out of recycled plastic bottles (",)
Build Your own Passive Solar Water Heater A passive solar water heater can be simple to construct and reduce your utility bills. We’ll explore the various types of solar water heaters, and learn to build an easy and affordable model.
make Paper Roll Binoculars & go on a Nature Walk to celebrate spring and explore the marvels around you with kids
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Make your own living succulent art If you don't have the time to plant a living wall, you can get the same dramatic effect by framing a garden of succulents. Build the frame yourself and plant your own cuttings or buy an all-in-one succulent garden kit.
Instead of burning wood for heat, some Europeans now build a compost pile over plastic water lines that extract heat from the decomposing plant material. Temperatures can get as high as 149 degrees. With a circulating pump as the only moving part, the compost heater lasts an average of 12 to 16 mos. – and occasionally up to 24 mos. – providing heat and up to 80 percent of the hot water for a 1,500 sq. ft. home.
Cabbage Collars - this can be made out of a recycled plastic lid and used to keep down weeds on any plant in the garden
Cabbage Collars - this technique can be created out of a recycled plastic lid and utilized to keep down weeds on any plant in the garden
A bunch of different ways your kids can learn and explore with ice.
Explore the lays of physics by building an abundance of fun models powered with air and water pressure. This science-minded set allows kids to build water-jet propelled cars as well as engines powered by both water and air. A 48-page instruction $45.00
Some milk jugs spray painted black and almost filled with water were placed inside. These will absorb heat during the day and help keep the temperature up overnight. Gardening Jones » How to Build a Mini Greenhouse pt.3
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Tin-roofed gazebo (that can be wrapped in greenhouse plastic in the winter for a make-shift greenhouse)
Students can create their own greenhouse to observe the life cycle of a plant.
This STEAM experiment invites kids to build a LEGO groundhog and explore various ways to make a groundhog shadow.
Free to download. Explore delicate colour and shape with this modern, graphic cherry blossom flower design. You can develop the project further by cutting out the squares to cover a journal, make a card, a piece of wall art or stitch together to make mini bunting. Glue beads or sequins on the stamens, experiment with pastels and watercolours.
Explore the wonderful versatility of tissue paper with these 15 tissue paper crafts for kids! There are so many different crafts that can be created...
Build a Frosty - easy to make snowman kids can decorate and build again & again!!
Strawberry Pyramid. Build a pyramid planter for your strawberries. Each hole in the concrete block will hold more than enough soil for a strawberry plant. Wooden pyramid options I've seen waste too much soil under unused space. Once the plants grow in you will have a nice strawberry terrace effect. If you just make a border of blocks and don't terrace out the center, fill it with soil to plant some herbs or veggies. -gardening, landscaping,
Build a Diverse Bookshelf and Explore the WORLD with your children. Tips for building a diverse book collection to learn about other cultures. Parenting global kids.
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Make a Christmas Village with recycled boxes and wrapping paper
Sprouting Seed Activity- create simple mini greenhouses with recycled tins, damp paper towels and a plastic bag.
Project – City Lights Lampshade. To make a city skyline view first you have to print or draw a city skyline silhouette on a piece of paper. Then fix it on the lampshade with tape. Using common pins make holes in the lampshade along the lines of the silhouette. You can make some holes bigger for a star shine effect. When done with poking remove the paper and voila. You can try as many patterns as you like.
greenhouse from old windows, also tells how u can make a greenhouse from plastic bottles!
Plant a bed of flowers in pale shades, especially white, to make the most of the moonlight. The bright colors of most flowers disappear once the sun has set. Plants with white flowers or white in the leaves will be illuminated in a dark backyard. From outdoor lamps to tiki torches, explore all of the ways you can light up the night.
Grow seedlings in recycled containers as greenhouses. Any clear plastic container will do. Use paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls as a pot. When ready to plant, simply place the whole roll in the ground and plant. Great idea!
Green Garden Mini Hot House 107"WX 36"D X 28"HGreenhouse -GH003 by WPIC-Store. $35.99. Brand new in factory box. A handy greenhouse for starting seeds, the Mini Greenhouse is lightweight and easy to assemble. It's constructed with a sturdy steel frame and a removable clear PVC plastic canopy. The zippered door rolls up for easy access. This mini greenhouse can go just about anywhere - patio, balcony, deck, garden, or lawn. It measures
I think this would be a lot of fun to play with kids! Make a cootie-catcher that instructs kids to explore nature (e.g., walk 10 steps and find a bug, find an animal in the clouds).
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