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19 05, 2011

10 Fun Gardening Projects for Children

2011-05-19T09:39:23+00:00May 19th, 2011|Kids corner|0 Comments

1. Watch a Seed Sprout: This is a good project to do first with new little gardeners, so they have an understanding what's happening with the seeds they can't see under the soil. Fill a transparent plastic cup with potting compost and push a large seed, like a pea or bean, into the compost right [...]

19 05, 2011

Gardening with Children

2011-05-19T09:32:46+00:00May 19th, 2011|Kids corner|0 Comments

Occasionally I hear someone say that they would love to get into gardening but they are too busy with their children to find the time. But gardening with children can be a fun family activity as long as you keep a few key points in mind. 1) Give younger children their very own space to [...]

30 03, 2010

Food chain crossword

2010-03-30T10:48:57+00:00March 30th, 2010|Kids corner|0 Comments

How much do you know about food chains? See if you can solve the clues and find out who eats who! Across: 1. These decomposers live in the soil and have no legs. 2.  What creatures break down plants and animals and return this into the soil for other organisms to use? 3.  These are [...]

25 03, 2010

A typical food chain example

2010-03-25T12:02:44+00:00March 25th, 2010|Kids corner|0 Comments

All food chains begin with a producer, and so green plants such as grass will form the bottom of a basic chain. Above the plants come the Herbivore consumers. These animals, like hares or rabbits only eat plants, like grass. Such animals form the link in the food chain. After that, would come Onmivore consumers, [...]

25 03, 2010

How to make a bark rubbing

2010-03-25T11:46:50+00:00March 25th, 2010|Kids corner|0 Comments

Materials: Plain paper, not too thick, but fairly strong. Craft paper would be idealAn assortment of coloured wax crayons. (Pencils can be used instead, but are harder for the children to use without damaging the paper).Sellotape or masking tape.Take a piece of paper, securing it to the surface of the tree bark with sticky tape [...]

24 03, 2010

How to take a leaf rubbing

2010-03-24T13:57:22+00:00March 24th, 2010|Kids corner|0 Comments

Materials:Plain paper as for bark rubbing.Wax crayons or black pencils.Sellotape or masking tape.This activity is best carried out in the autumn, when the tree naturally loses its leaves. Removing leaves any other time of the year should be avoided as this could damage the tree. Collect fresh specimens from several different trees and bring them [...]

24 03, 2010

Nutrient recycling

2010-03-24T13:40:29+00:00March 24th, 2010|Kids corner|0 Comments

In the winter the apple tree branches are bare.The tree recycles its own leaves with the help of the decomposers. So that new leaves and fruit can develop.In the Autumn the apple tree drops its leaves.The leaves are pulled into the  soil by worms and other decomposers,  and then broken down.Once the decomposers have broken down [...]

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