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Scholastic Root-Vue Farm

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  • Garden Laboratory
  • Measures 9 1/4" x 16" x 5 3/4"
  • Ages 4 yrs. +.
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Scholastic Root-Vue Farm + From Seed to Plant + How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 10 x 16.7 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00004W5ZB
  • Item model number: 162
  • Our recommended age: 4 - 14 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,875 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Durable unit with acrylic viewing window, built-in water basin and drainage reservoir, light shield that keeps plants growing but can be removed for viewing roots, 8 super-expanding grow mix wafers, 3 packets of seeds, identification labels and 16 page booklet with complete instructions and experiments. 9 1/4"H x 16"W x 5 3/4"D.

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Customer Reviews

The box this came in looked nothing like the picture of the box that is shown.
K. Barbour
The problems with Root Vue Farm, however, become evident when you put it together and plant the seeds.
Bryan Carey
It is a great idea for young children to see how the plants grow under the soil as well as above.
Barbara B. Messina

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 81 people found the following review helpful By a science loving mom on May 7, 2004
I was real disappointed with this product. I usually like toys that allow children to grow things and I felt this would be a real good learning experience. However....out of the 20+ seeds that we tried planting, only 2 actually sprouted. The directions say to plant them 1/4 inch from the viewing window. We did this the first time and when it sprouted, we were unable to see the root! I recommend planting the seeds right next to the viewing window and planting a few more than the 3-4 seeds per hole that they say in the instructions. (Or try a different product...The Wee Enchanted Garden is Great!)
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By M. Downen on April 30, 2010
I was disappointed to find that this toy was Styrofoam, there wasn't enough dirt included, and the seeds had expired two years ago.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Carey VINE VOICE on August 13, 2012
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Root Vue Farm is a child's toy designed to educate kids on one of the wonders of nature. It is planting device that allows children a chance to watch vegetables grow and see what they look like below the surface of the ground.

When I purchased Root Vue Farm, I intended it to be a good educational lesson and in some ways, it does offer some educational value. It succeeds at getting kids to think more about plants and from a different perspective than usual. Kids and adults are all accustomed to looking at plants above the ground, but not below the surface where the edible parts of many vegetables are found. In this regard, Root Vue Farm is a good addition to a child's toy chest and it seemed like a good purchase.

The problems with Root Vue Farm, however, become evident when you put it together and plant the seeds. Taking it from the box, the first thing I didn't like was the construction. It is very cheaply made, using styrofoam to form the box that holds the soil and seeds. There is an acrylic viewing window, which is fine, but I couldn't believe the manufacturer made the main part of the toy from styrofoam. The use of plastic would have been better, but it appears the manufacturer was trying to cut costs in any way possible.

Next, we added the seeds and soil, watered it down, and waited for the seeds to grow. The first problem we encountered was with mold. The excessive moisture leads to mold growth and since the farm is made from styrofoam, you cannot easily keep it clean. At least with a plastic box, the mold could be wiped off. But you cannot clean this very easily and it stinks.

Waiting for the seeds to sprout also proved frustrating.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 6, 2004
it LOOKS really cool. Its a really cool IDEA. But we couldn't see them like you do in the picture. But its the same box thing (just styrofoam and a clear plastic "window") as the "worm-vue-wonder" so we'll fill it with worms now and see if that works any better
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By J. Alvergue on February 23, 2003
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My six-year-old daughters are enthralled by the root view! What an excellent way to instill a fascination and love of science!
I highly recommend this for all children (okay, I'll admit it, I'm pretty fascinated with it myself!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By kro05 on February 25, 2013
This was fun to put together and start, but it's was a total waste of money! The plants sprouted, then shortly after, they died. The soil started growing mold on top and the whole thing is worthless. Very disappointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Barbour on January 12, 2012
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The box this came in looked nothing like the picture of the box that is shown. The box was brown with the words ROOT-VUE FARM printed in black. Inside was a styrofoam square, a bag of dirt chips, one piece of white plastic, one piece of thick blue plastic and 3 packages of expired seeds. This was supposed to be a gift from Santa and the brown square box with the words on the side failed to delight in any way. AWFUL and not at all worth the money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By christine rosano on January 18, 2013
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I was not very happy when I received this package I bought for a gift. it came without the box shown in the picture. arrived in just a plain shipping box. I bought this for my 3 year old granddaughter. the pictured box would have explained what was inside instead it just looked like a piece of Styrofoam to her
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