Make a plant obstacle course!

Make a plant obstacle course!

Can a potato get through a maze?

What you need:

  • Sprouting potato
  • Shoebox with lid
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue or sellotape

How to:

Potato maze

  1. Cut two cardboard pieces the height and width of the shoebox.
  2. Cut a 2 centimetre diameter hole in each piece.
  3. Cut a 2 centimetre diameter hole in one end of the shoebox.
  4. Glue or sellotape the cardboard pieces into the shoebox.
  5. Put a sprouting potato in the opposite end of the shoebox to the hole.
  6. Put the lid back on and leave the shoebox in a sunny place, with the hole facing the light.

Plants need light to grow. What do you think the potato will do as it tries to find the light? Will it complete the obstacle course? Check the potato every 2-3 days to see what's happening.

If you can't wait to find out what will happen, check out this cartoon on Hunkins Experiments.