Planting Seeds by First Class

First Class is learning about seed germination with this fun science experiment for kids. Plant some seeds and follow the growth of the seedlings as they sprout from the soil while making sure to take proper care of them with just the right amount of light, heat and water. Have fun growing plants with this cool science project for children.

What you’ll need:

  • Seed
  • Soil
  • A container to hold the soil and your seeds.
  • Water.
  • Light and heat.

 

Instructions:

Fill the container with soil.

Plant the seeds inside the soil.

Place the container somewhere warm, sunlight is good but try to  avoid too  much direct sunlight, a window sill is a good spot.

Keep the soil moist by watering it every day (be careful not to use too much water).

Record your observations as the seeds germinate and seedlings begin to sprout from the seeds.

What’s happening?

Hopefully after a week of looking after them, your seedlings will be on

their way. Germination is the process of a plant emerging from a seed and

beginning to grow. For seedlings to grow properly from a seed they need

the right conditions. Water and oxygen are required for seeds to germinate.

Many seeds germinate at a temperature just above normal room temperature

but others respond better to warmer temperatures, cooler temperatures or

even changes in temperature. While light can be an important trigger for

germination, some seeds actually need darkness to germinate, if you buy

seeds it should mention the requirements for that specific type of seed in

the instructions.

Continue to look after your seedlings and monitor their growth.

First Class created a short powerpoint and block pictogram with help from the teacher to show growth of plants over the five days.

 

 

 

  

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