Grow root islands
Keep the part of the vegetable you don't use for this experiment to make Root vegetable wedges
You will need:
root vegetables such as parsnip, carrot, turnip and beetroot (it is best to use ones that have sprouted a little)
Ask an adult to help you cut the tops off some root vegetables so they are at least 3cm tall.
Put a little cold water into a dish and spread the vegetable tops on the dish with the flat side down.
Put the dish on a windowsill.
Add a little water each day.
The shoots will grow in a few days.
Your shoots will grow to look like tall trees on islands!
Why not make a little paper boat to sail through the islands?
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