If you’re growing sunflowers as part of our Sunflower Club you’re going to want to make a sunflower height chart to track its progress. Will your sunflower grow taller than you?
How to grow sunflowers with children
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How to make a sunflower height chart
This sunflower height chart is a great accompaniment to our seed growing experiment, as it lets you track, record and compare heights.
To make it you will need:
:: white card
:: a roll of white paper or several large sheets
:: a ruler or tape measure
:: pencils, pens and crayons
:: sticky tape or tac
Start by drawing leaves on a piece of card – one leaf for each person in your family / class / group.
Colour the leaves in green and write the name of each person on a leaf.
Draw a tall stem up your roll of paper. Measure everyone, or have them stand next to the paper, and mark off how tall they are on the drawing of the sunflower stem. Place each person’s leaf at the correct height along your sunflower height chart, to mark how tall they are.
Who is the tallest person?
Who is the smallest?
What is the average height of your group?
How tall do you estimate your sunflower will grow?
Then measure your sunflower as it grows. You can collect your data in your Sunflower Journal (get your free copy here).
As your sunflower grows, mark how tall it is by colouring up the stem on your height chart. You can include the dates of your measurements alongside the stem. Keep colouring up, and up, and up, as your sunflower grows.
How many days does it take until the sunflower is taller than you?
Will it grow higher than the tallest person in your group?
Make a beautiful handprint sunflower to go on the top of your height chart as it’s crowning glory when your flower appears.
More sunflower resources
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