Make a Mini Greenhouse from a CD Case

Use a recycled CD case to make a mini greenhouse and observe seedlings as they develop. 

make a mini greenhouse from a recycled cd case

 

"Make a Mini Greenhouse out of a Recycled CD Case" is a revealing activity you can do in the classroom or at home. In about 10 days your radish seeds will become well-developed seedlings, with the entire plants visible, including root systems.

Mini Greenhouse Activity Cover

Grade levels: K–3

Key Concepts: Each plant part plays a role in the entire plant's growth and development. Under the right conditions, a new plant will grow from a seed.  Roots absorb water and nutrients and green leaves are associated with making food from sunlight. (Adapted from California State Academic Standards, grades K–3.)

Estimated time: Soak seeds overnight. 20 minutes to make mini greenhouses. 10 days of care and observation.

Mini Greenhouse Activity

To see radish plants growing from seed, watch our time-lapse video (38 seconds).

Download Smart by Nature: How to Make a Mini Greenhouse from a Recycled CD Case Activity pdf [750k]

 

A Smart by Nature® downloadable resource

 

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