It may be a cold December day, but that doesn't mean you can't bring the tropics into your classroom! Here is a neat activity for growing your own Pineapple tree...even during those cold, blustery Wisconsin winters!
2) Shallow pan
1)Believe it or not, you can use the leafy end of a store-bought pineapple to grow a great plant. In fact, it may even triple its size by the time 12 months have passed.
2) Just pick a pineapple with a good, leafy top. Cut that top off, leaving about an inch of fruit attached.
3) Set the pineapple top in a shallow pan, like an old layer cake pan, filled with water.
4) Once it begins to root, plant it in rich soil and keep the dirt moist -- but not too wet. To protect the tropical wonder from extreme cold, bring it inside when the weather drops below 45 degrees.