The flooding in Bangladesh deposits vast areas of silt and sand. Practical Action is supporting families in growing pumpkins to sell to support their families. Sand does not contain sufficient nutrients to grow crops but a system of pits with added compost or manure enables the growing of pumpkins which families can then either keep for food or sell to raise money.
Children will observe the growth of seeds in sand and compost over time.
Children will be able to work scientifically by:
- setting up simple observations over time
- recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, [keys, bar charts and tables]
Children will learn:
- about the requirements of plants for life and growth
These resources were initially developed in partnership with Practical Action.