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Sandy Seeds (FREE)

Topic: All living things

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The flooding in Bangladesh deposits vast areas of silt and sand. Practical Action is supporting families in growing pumpkins to sell to support their families. Sand does not contain sufficient nutrients to grow crops but a system of pits with added compost or manure enables the growing of pumpkins which families can then either keep for food or sell to raise money.

In this activity, children will be observing the growth of seeds in sand and compost over time.

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