In this twist on the classic germination science experiment, children will test the germination rate of 10 green bean seeds. From making predictions to collecting data, your little scientists will learn all about seeds and how plants grow.
Let’s get started with this germination of seeds activity!
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A fun way to teach your child about germination of seeds!
Prior to the germination science experiment read seed books and talk about seeds.
Introduce the word GERMINATION. Germination is when the seed begins to grow a root and a shoot. This experiment will allow children to see how and how many seeds germinate. The plastic bag acts as a window into the world of plant growth!
Do you think that all 10 bean seeds will germinate? Explain your answer.
Why do you think knowing a seeds germination rate would be helpful to a farmer?
NOTE: Bean seeds germinated in this way “may” grow if you place them in a soil garden area shortly after germination begins. Often teachers will allow the bean plants to continue growing until leaves form so that students can see the plants growing.
Facts about Beans
Germination: when the seed begins to grow a root and a shoot.
Root: Part of the plant beneath the soil that absorbs water and nutrients.
Sprout: the beginning growth of a plant
Sprouting: the practice of germinating seeds
We all know that plants need water, sun, and soil to grow. In this science experiment, kids will grow a bean maze to truly “see” how plants will seek out what they need.
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