OK, I was going to write a series on excellent Christmas gifts but hey, everyone will have a birthday this year, right? If you are looking for a terrific science-themed gift, an Earthbox Junior is THE perfect tool for indoor/classroom gardening and plant study. Earthbox does come in larger sizes, but the Junior fits nicely on a window ledge and for a class, offers a perfect small group container. It is featured below at Rosa Parks Elementary school in San Francisco.
With Earthbox Junior, you can grow herbs and other plants year-round. Watering is simple and the planter is easily lifted for more careful investigation. Given my poor track record with plants, I’d say this is a winner!
I used this one to experiment with plant reproduction. In the photo above, a student is exploring moss with a digital microscope. More on the dangers of reproduction in the next post!