NSTA Plants

Here is a look at the plants I got/made at NSTA this year:

One is a plant called “Mother of 10,000’s”.  That’s the one in the little portion cup.  The other plant is a Wisconsin Fast Plant.  The booth where they had them was shutting down and the vendors did not want to take them back with them, so they were giving them away.  I’ve had them in my classroom before, so I was excited to get another one! I also made another garden monster (I posted about them last year).

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on April 3, 2012, in NSTA 2012, Planting. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Carol Schnaiter

    Hi Kristen,
    It was great to meet you at the NSTA-keep giving us the great ideas!


  2. Are there any specifics about making the plant in the soda bottle? That looks like a really cool method to planting seeds as you can see what happens underneath!


    • Kristen Poindexter

      I think that planting in a bottle like this is pretty easy. You have to make sure that the bottle is clean and dry and that you have the cap! I would use a drill to drill a hole in the lid for your wicking to go through. In the fast plant above, they used a piece of rope. As long as its a natural fiber it will work…synthetics will not absorb the water to keep the plant watered. Fast plants need to have vermiculite on top of the soil, but other plants would not need that. I’ve planted several vegetables this way and it works for them too! 🙂


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