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Plants at Schools Result in Happy Kids

Posted Nov 18 2009 10:01pm 2 Comments

Houseplant Does your child’s school have plants in the classrooms? If not, they should. Plants could make going to school more enjoyable. A recent study published in the journal HortScience found that the presence of greenery in classrooms had a significant positive impact on the level of satisfaction students felt in relation to learning, instructors’ enthusiasm and instructors’ organization.

Since many Americans spend up to 80% of the day indoors, it’s no surprise that bringing nature inside is a good thing. Previous studies have shown houseplants can help clean indoor air, reduce tension, improve coping mechanisms, boost work productivity and help increase concentration and attention.

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Great article Jennifer!  One plant that all kids seem to love (and adults) is the . The TickleMe Plant will suddenly close its fern like leaves one by one or all at once when you Tickle It! The TickleMe Plant is a tropical plant that can be grown indoors year round in the classroom. It's so much more fun then growing a lima bean.

You can find the Classroom kit to grow TickleMe Plant here. 

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