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Grow a Potato Plant Experiment
 
Watching a plant grow
Materials you will need:

• Knife
• Water
• Potato
• Shovel / Spade
• A stick or marker
• A patch of dirt

 
 
Steps

1.  Find a potato which has some buds or "eyes" forming on it.

2.  With adult supervision, cut the potato in half.

3.  Dig a whole using your shovel or spade in the ground and plant the potato with the eyes facing up.

4. Cover the potato with the dirt, stick your marker near the area where you planted the potato and water the area.

5.  Continue to water the potato every other day or so and keep watch for it progress.

6.  After a month or so you will / should see the plant growing. Under the earth (in te ground) the roots have taken hold and are reproducing several potatoes for this plant.. 

Keep a close watch each day as you will be able to see how the plant is getting on. 

Did you know that plants need water to live?  As well as absorbing water from the atmosphere (air) through their leaves (stomata), they suck water up through their roots and stems.
 
 
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