Saturday, October 4, 2008
Science Saturday: Hispanic Heritage
-Make guacamole and save the avocado seed. Wash the seed and use it to sprout a houseplant. Take the seed and insert several toothpicks about halfway up (the top is the pointy end, and the bottom is the broader end) and all around the seed. Suspend the seed over a glass of water with the bottom quarter of the seed in the water. Within a few weeks, the seed should sprout. Make sure to periodically add water to maintain the original water level. If it does not sprout within 2-3 months, discard the seed and try again with a new one. When the roots are 2-3 inches long re-pot it in a 6-8 inch pot with potting soil.
-Study a Hispanic scientist. A list can be found here.