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Everything Grows

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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Everything Grows

In this activity, learners explore patterns and sequences as they observe fictional plant growth.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • egg cartons or muffin tins, with compartments labeled 1-12
  • beads, marbles, or beans to count
  • bowls


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Representation
    • Number and Operations
    • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Gardening


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • The Children's Museum of Houston, 2012

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil


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