The Great Plant Escape

Case 1 - The Classroom Environment

The Great Plant Escape Laboratory is an area that can be set up in the classroom for students to use while doing the various projects. Because a number of the projects involve the growing of plants, it would be a good idea to locate an area that has good light. Window sills that have a southern exposure are idea. West windows are second best. If natural light is not available or is insufficient, fluorescent light fixtures will provide adequate light. Place the light fixtures about 6-10 inches above the plants and leave them on for 14-16 hours a day. To protect the area from water damage, pots and other plant containers can be placed on a plastic tray. To generate interest in the area, have students design signs or other identifying artwork to be placed around the Great Plant Escape Laboratory. Some signs could explain that a mystery is being worked on.

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