Grow Sunflowers, Make Plant Pots
This resource, from the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), explains how children can grow their own sunflowers and how plant oils can be made into plastic. It helps to demonstrate how sunflowers can be grown to produce a renewable supply of plant oil.
This activity can be done at home or in school and allows children to care for and watch sunflowers grow. Seeds are planted in Spring and can grow over the Summer. The activity sheet provides full instructions.
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