Science is with you every
minute of every day.

Science_buttonWhen you eat your breakfast you are initiating a chemical process. When you brush your hair you are causing friction. When you hop on the bus you are being transported in a marvel of mechanical, electrical and chemical contrivances that use pressure, combustion and many other scientific systems to move you on your way. When you run to class you are operating under the laws of motion and kinetics.

And science is EVERYWHERE in the garden!

Young children are naturally curious and constantly exploring the world around them. Kids Growing Strong takes advantage of that natural curiosity and presents children with ideas and experiences that can help them form a strong foundation in scientific principles and the scientific process.

gardenscienceScience Activities

For things to do to spark the interest of the budding scientist, check this growing list of garden Science Activities.

windy Wind Map

Wind is the flow of gases, here on Earth it refers to the movement of air. It is caused by differences in air pressure. Air rushes from high pressure areas to lower ones. For example, sea breezes occur because heat from the sun takes longer to warm the sea than the land, creating a difference in air pressure. Wind direction is given by the direction from which the wind comes. Depending on their strength, winds can be known as a breeze, gale, storm or hurricane. Winds can carry pollen from flower to flower and affects pollinators in their flight.  Check out the Wind Map see which way the wind is blowing over the United States.

classification250Plant Classification

a.k.a. Botanical Classification  Plant Taxonomy and Latin Names Biological Classification is the way scientists use to categorize and organize all of life. It can help to distinguish how similar or different living organisms are to each other. Botanical classification is the way botanists categorize plants. It works a bit like the library does. Inside the library books are divided up into certain areas. The areas are divided into smaller groups. These groups are divided into either author or title. Botanists classify plants according to their traits. Its the easiest way to tell, for example, a lima bean from a pinto bean! Read more…

PLANT POWER

Photosynthesis Where do you get your energy? From what you eat? Well…from where do you suppose that energy comes from? The truth of the matter is that all our energy comes from plants. Read more.  

The Energy Balance

Power In and Power Out   Read more.  

Chill Hours

Did you know that some plants need to be COLD-D-D once in awhile? Without winter, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy most apples, peaches and lots of other good things besides snowmen and snowball fights. The cold that comes with winter is necessary for some plants to be able to rest and bear fruit. Read more.