- Wonder Soil wafer
- Seed packet
- Pot, approximately 2.5 cm (1 in)
- Miniature greenhouse
- 6 Wonder Soil wafers
- 2 Seed packets
- 6 pots, approximately 4.5 cm (1.75 in)
- Greenhouse for 6 plants
- 15 Seed packets
- 30 Wonder Soil wafers
- 30 Pots, approximately 10 cm (4 in)
- Guidebook with experiment ideas
What does it teach?The Tickle Me Plant is a great addition to any Life Science unit and is a great change from ordinary plants. The exotic Mimosa Pudica plant is native to tropical regions and one of few plants considered a "tropism" (a fancy word that means it reacts when you touch it).
allyssa lammers - February 6, 2012
We just planted ours and the kids come in everyday and go straight to look at the plant to see if it has grown yet. We are all very excited to see what it does when you tickle it :)
Sounded like fun, but we didn't have success with it
Mike - December 28, 2011
As with the other reviewers, my students were very disappointed with the lack of results with this one. We waited patiently and followed directions for about 3 weeks when my students completely lost interest in it. To date this is the only Steve Spangler Science project that I have not been able to have success with. Won't buy this one again, but will certainly be buying the other amazing projects and materials offered on this website!
no science fair project
Jeanoma Babcock - December 22, 2011
my grandson and I ordered 3 kits to be used for a science fair project on circadium rhythms of plants. Unfortunately only 3 of the 12 pots had seeds that grew. One pot had 2 plants and 3 other pots had 1 each. This is a real problem for my grandson as he has no time to changer his project. We are very disappointed in this project.
Liz Bernfeld - April 1, 2011
I have grown this kind of plant in the past and my students have really enjoyed interacting with it. I was disappointed in my last purchase, however. After following the directions carefully, only 3 of the 12 of the seeds I planted ever sprouted. I don't think that these results are typical, so I would still recommend this product to others.
A big disappointment
Anne - February 10, 2011
Out of all of our purchases, this one was the only one that dissappointed. Two of the seeds (of the whole pack) sprouted, and then died within a couple of days. This was after following the instructions carefully.
Kim Springer Hilo, Hawaii - November 21, 2009
Caution should be used if this plant is planted where it can reproduce. Here in Hawaii, it is a major pest!! We call it Sleeping Grass because it closes up at night and goes "to sleep". Watch out for the thorns.
My Students Favorite Plant
Judy Houston, Texas - November 8, 2009
Delivery was fast. Seeds sprouted in three days. A week later kids were running into my classroom to Tickle the plant to watch the leaves fold up. No plant excites my students about life science more then the Tickle Me Plant.