Great Plant Debate
Mrs. Billman's 4th grade class
South Columbia Elementary
Our class enjoyed this project. It took a long time to agree on
the design because we wanted to keep it simple, and we had a hard time
figuring out how to let the plants grow out without the dirt and the
water flowing out. If anyone has any questions or comments about our
project, we would love to hear from you. Email us at
Plant Box Design
This is what we decided we needed to grow plants in space and
Grow light that shines for 12 hours.
The light acts like the Sun for the plant.
Water is needed to help plants grow.
Plants need water to live.
- Tight lid
Lid to keep the dirt from floating everywhere.
To keep the light from burning the plants.
To keep the air circulating
- Plastic beads
Plastic beads for drainage; excess water will kill the roots.
Also to keep the dirt from getting in the water holes in the
- Lightweight plastic container
To hold the plant and what the plant needs;
gives the plant a contained place to grow.
- Miracle Grow
To give nutrients to the plants.
- Flexible Stopper Example = Smud
To stick to container and allow for growth without
allowing dirt to escape.
To force water and nutrients through the hollow tube.
To water and feed the plant.
Gives nutrients and water to the plants, and holds the roots.
Without nutrients and a way to hold the roots, the plant will
- Watering system
Hollow plastic tube with holes.
Brings water and nutrients to the plants.