These flower pots are useful for planting plants or anything that needs to be planted. I originally made the square one for a friend and mentor but the other ones, I have made to use. I have various plants in these. Some pots may be more fit for certain types of plants as opposed to others. More flower pots may come.
Overview and Background
While this is not a complete lesson, it can be an educational activity or implemented into any lesson you see fit.
Lesson Plan and Activity
As a teacher, choose a type of plant that grows well in your area indoors and can grow large enough to have its growth compared in about 3-4 weeks. Common choices include corn, beans, flowers, and grains. The student should choose one independent variable and one responding variable. The rest, such as plants per pot, pot shape, soil type, watering schedule, and location should be as similar as possible, unless they are the independent variable. Plant height should be measure often, such as every other school day. This experiment should be adapted to your region and district's individual needs.
Students will pick a type of plant deemed suitable by the teacher. They will plant them in the pot as per the instructions. The plant can be decorative or edible. The students will grow their chosen plant however suitable, either through cutting, seeds, or tubers/bulbs. Should these flower pots be too small, they can be used just for seedlings and then transferred to a larger planter made of wood or similar materials.
Independent variable control
Chosen pot type
Selection of seeds
Charts or spreadsheet application for data recording
Enough pots to keep plants in or to raise seedlings
Ways to grow plants
Planter (wood, synthetic, or other)