Super Seed Jar Botany And Biology Science Experiment
In this fun and easy botany and biology science experiment for kids, we’re going to create a super seed jar that will helps us observe and discover up close what is occurring underground when a seed starts to grow.
- Clear glass jar or plastic container about quart sized
- Paper towels
- Seeds (These can be dry beans from your cupboard or any other type of seed)
- Fill the jar or vessel with paper towels.
- Now use the water to moisten the paper towels. Be sure to get them moderately saturated without flooding the jar.
- Carefully push the seeds down into the jar. Make sure they are positioned against the glass so you can observe them as they begin to grow. Also, make sure they are snuggly in place and will not move.
- Feel free to use several types of seed to experiment and see which seed grows the best in this unique environment.
How it Works:
The seeds will slowly soak up water from the paper towels and the food stored inside the seed will begin to be converted into energy in the form of enzymes. These enzymes will initiate the process of sending out roots and sprouting the first parts of the plant.
Make This A Science Project:
As the seed grows, try to identify the various aspects of the developing plant. You may also want to keep a daily log of the plant’s growth including things like measurements and other interesting developments. You may also choose to make markings on the jar to track growth.