The Burdock plant is related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements.
This project shows students that plants will always grow towards the light. Students will enjoy seeing which direction the plant grows. Ask them to make predictions on which way they think the plants will grow then compare them with what actually happens.