Crazy Hair Guy - Science and Art - KinderArt
CRAZY HAIR GUY
Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater [Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt®] (with notes from Ms. Herbert, a teacher from Detroit Michigan)
Grade: K-8 (or older)
Age: 4-13 (or older)
Using a nylon stocking and some grass seed, your students will see how fast grass grows.
A science lesson that introduces children to seed growth.
What You Need:
- nylon stocking feet
- small container (from single serving yogurt of cottage cheese or coffee cups or small Dixie® cups)
- rich top soil
- grass seed
- water (as needed)
What You Do:
- Put some grass seed into the nylon stocking foot.
- Add some top soil on top of the seed.
- Turn upside down and tie a knot in the stocking foot and trim so only a little bit hangs down. The seed should be right side up.
- Place the filled stocking foot, knot side down into a small container or coffee cup (filled with water).
- Decorate the stocking with permanent marker or googly eyes - to create a face.
- Store inside the classroom on a window ledge or where space is available.
- Water as needed.
- Each day let the children check to see if any "hair" has grown!
- When the "hair" is long enough (over the top) let the child give it a haircut!!
Optional: You can use a styrofoam cup instead of a nylon stocking foot.
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