NGA Articles: The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters (cont)

By: Eve Pranis

Three Sisters in Miniature

"We had talked about the three sisters, but didn't have the room outdoors to plant them," reports fourth grade teacher Wendy Maynard, in Daly City, CA. "So students suggested trying to grow them right in the GrowLab." Using a large pot, the students figured out that based on planting distances, they could only plant one corn plant, two bean plants, and one squash plant.

Although they never expected to grow these crops to maturity indoors, they were able to see the pole beans twine around the corn, the squash forming a lower mat, and began to get a sense of how the three sisters grew together.

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