- dish tub
- bag of grass seed
- bag of potting soil
- 2 white tube socks (to aid my student with low vision in seeing the progress with her magnifier)
- rubber bands
- watering can
- tray to hold the sock
- butcher paper to cover table
We made a few changes in the original project to accommodate a dual learner. We used white tube socks to provide contrast, and we did not glue eyes on our grass caterpillar. In addition, we planted carrots at the same time to compare how long it takes different types of plants to grow.
After exploring and discussing all the supplies, we started working.
- The first thing we did was to open the bags of soil and seeds and to combine them in the tub.
- The students then thoroughly mixed the two “ingredients”.
- With another person holding the sock open, they then started filling the sock with handfuls of seed/soil mix until the sock was full.
- They closed the sock using a rubber band.
- After placing the “caterpillar” in the tray, they used the child-sized watering can to water it.
- They placed it on the windowsill and checked their caterpillar each day for growth and to see if it needed water.
- After two weeks they took their project home.