The ecosystem that thrives will have its lid closed. The growing plants in the sealed ecosystem made oxygen for the insects and the insects made carbon dioxide for the plants!!
Add soil and compost to each container. One container is transparent, the other is opaque.
The entire water cycle is occurring in the sealed bottle.
PLANTS REALLY DO GET THEIR ENERGY FROM THE SUN!!
Since it is so hot it is time to plant magic green bean seeds.
Otherwise known as black eyed peas. They can germinate when it is 110 degrees and thrive. The are a great edible cover crop that builds up the soil with carbon, shades the soil and converts atmospheric nitrogen to mineral soil nitrogen. THEY ARE MAGIC!!!
The blocks are hand made with such precision and care that kids creations seem to defy gravity!
Add 2 very ripe bananas to a mixing bowl.
Put in muffin tin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins or until firm.
The kids added vinegar and baking soda to the volcanic crater to produce a cooling chemical reaction. I asked the kids if real volcanoes get cool when they erupt. Then one girl explained: "Eruptions come from heated up magma below the earth's crust....not baking soda and vinegar!!"
What is the most effective way to fully engage a child's mind and develop neural pathways?
Creative Free Play with Friends!!!
Children know what they need to do to grow. We just need to give them a healthy environment, love and creative resources.