It's spring and the perfect time to introduce your children to the wonderful past time of gardening! SmartLab Get Growing! Greenhouse Science Kit
is perfect to help get those seeds sprouting!
"Discover the science of plants with this innovative self-watering greenhouse. Add soil, water, sunshine, and curiosity to grow a sunflower, a plant that is sensitive to touch, and a bean. Water the plants using the drip-drop watering system, and chart the growth of each plant by filling in the Seed Growth Chart as the seeds sprout and grow. Read the booklet included in the package to discover the answers to scientific plant questions such as how plants defend themselves and why people need plants to live. When the plants have outgrown the mini flowerpots, learn how to transplant them into the garden, then choose new seeds to grow in the Get Growing! Greenhouse."
- 10-piece self-watering greenhouse
- 3 pots
- 3 packets of seeds
- Sticker sheet
Our experience with The Get Growing Greenhouse from Smart Lab:
This is such a neat idea! A mini greenhouse packed into an 8x10 inch box. That means some assembly is required. Though the enclosed directions are thorough, the actual assembly requires patience - lots of it! After wrestling with it for about 1/2 hour, we almost turned to using a glue gun to help keep the parts together. After having another set of hands to help, we managed to squeeze, bend and pop the pieces in place. Phew!
The work was definitely worth it because my 5 year old and I really enjoyed 'shoveling' the potting soil (NOTE: YOU supply the soil!) into the little pots, planting the Sunflower, Sensitive Plant and Mung Bean seeds and then covering them with soil.
The real unique quality of this educational toy is the watering system. Just fill the drip tray at the top of the greenhouse and voila! The water slowly drips down into the pots.
And now my 5 year old and I wait for the sprouts to push themselves up through the soil!