Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Avocado Project

The kids had an avocado left over from dinner the other night, and Sabrina wanted to know if she could make the pit grow into a tree. After a quick Google search, she discovered that you can, in fact, grow a tree from the pit.

Of course, it will take 20 years for it to bear fruit. She said she can wait. I asked her what she planned on doing when the tree was too large for the house. Her response? "Oh, I've got time to figure that out".

After she printed the instructions, she gathered her supplies: toothpicks, a clear glass, and the the most important part - the pit.

She secured the pit with the toothpicks - it looks like an alien!!

Now, she must keep the bottom fourth of the pit submerged in water at all times, and it should begin sprout within a few weeks.

I hope this project has a happier ending than the caterpillar.

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