Case 1 - The Classroom Environment
The Great Plant Escape Laboratory is an area that can be set
up in the classroom for students to use while doing the various
projects. Because a number of the projects involve the growing
of plants, it would be a good idea to locate an area that has
good light. Window sills that have a southern exposure are idea.
West windows are second best. If natural light is not available
or is insufficient, fluorescent light fixtures will provide adequate
light. Place the light fixtures about 6-10 inches above the plants
and leave them on for 14-16 hours a day. To protect the area from
water damage, pots and other plant containers can be placed on
a plastic tray. To generate interest in the area, have students
design signs or other identifying artwork to be placed around
the Great Plant Escape Laboratory. Some signs could explain that
a mystery is being worked on.