Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nature Study with Milk Cartons

I recently came across two interesting nature study projects using recycled cardboard milk cartons that I would like to share with you all.

The first project is an Underwater Viewer from You can use this to look into a puddle or creek. Have you ever wondered what lives in a puddle? I would be interested to hear what you find.

The second project is a Root Viewer Box. By cutting the side of the milk carton and gluing on a transparency you are able to observe the roots of the seeds you plant as they grow.

Feel free to share the results of any projects you and your children might do using these links.

I am putting together a post about gardening and nature study for tomorrow, so be sure to check back for that. And I will have another Hearts and Trees Art Show for Monday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to make an underwater viewer for a while now and it just hasn't been working out. THANK YOU for posting this! It is so much easier!