Before the school closed the children had started an experiment to find out what seeds need.
You could try this at home.
A resealable plastic bag
Seeds - you could try apple pips, orange pips
1. Fold a piece of kitchen towel into quarters so it will slide into the bag.
2. Wet the kitchen towel and slide it in.
3. Staple across the width of the bag through the kitchen towel to give your seed something to sit on.
4. Place the seeds in the bag -we used bean and sunflower seeds and bulbs at school- and reseal.
5.Reseal the bag and sellotape to the window. Or can you think of somewhere else you could put another seed to compare to the one on the window? You could try in a cupboard, in fridge etc.
6. Draw a picture every week for four weeks of what the seed looks like and write about it. Or you could record the seed's progress in your . Use the words; roots, stem, seed, leaves, flower, petals, germination, sprout, shoot, seed dispersal. Find out the meaning of the here.
7. After four weeks talk about what you have learned about what seeds need and what you need to do now with the seed. Will it continue to grow in the bag or could you put it somewhere else? Why?
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