Saturday, April 9, 2011

Balloon Plants

 On Monday, Ms. Lora from the Cass County Conservations came to talk with our class about plants.  We talked about the 4 things that plants need to survive:  Air, Soil, Water, Sun.
 Then we got to plant "Balloon Plants".  First we put soil into the balloons.

Then we added some seeds (Radishes).

 Then we added water.

Then we added air.

 Then we wrote about the steps that we took to make them.

At the end of week 1 we already had sprouts!  At the end of 4 weeks we will transplant them into a window box and continue to monitor their growth.  
Who knew that you could grow plants in a balloon.  


  1. Wow! I didn't know we could grow plants inside a balloon! Thanks for sharing this idea. I will need to try it out.

  2. I had no idea you could grow plants in a balloon. A special balloon? I would be a afraid to pop it to transplant would make a huge mess, right?

  3. I will post pics after we "transplant" them. It should be interesting to say the least. :)

  4. That is genius! I can't wait to do this!

  5. AnonymousMay 17, 2011

    Did your plants ever grow? I am going to try this with my preschool group today.

  6. Our plants grew, we transplanted them last week. Should of only left them in the balloons until they sprouted (1-2 weeks). In another week we will have at least 1 radish!

  7. May I use this and Cite this for my own Biology Project
    9Th Grader