Friday, 21 November 2008

Building characters with plants

Have you heard of Character Counts?

They have a very unique way of teaching the young about the importance of building good characters. This time they are teaching through a "Grow Your Character Bookmarks" science project.

In each bookmark there is a seed-embedded "pot" which the children can put in the soil to grow. The children involved will be given handouts showing the life cycle of a plant. There is also a table to print out to note down observations of the growth. This teaches children how to take responsibility of what they grow.

As the children learn through the experiment that plants need sunlight and water to grow, they will also be taught what they need to grow up to be healthy and strong individuals. The bookmarks are there to remind them of the importance of characters building.

Don't you think that is a marvelous green idea?

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