Set Up an Egg Shell Seed Growing Activity
This very simple seed growing Spring science activity is a neat way to engage young kids and show them how plants grow! We also made an awesome Seed Jar Science Activity to check what’s happening underground after you plant the seed. Seed growing with young children is the perfect foundation for earth sciences and a great catalyst for discussion about the Earth and it’s resources. Enjoy Spring with a fun seed growing activity!
Egg Shell Seed Growing Science Experiment: Set Up
I decided to try this egg shell seed growing experiment after the success of our Seed Jar Science Experiment. I wanted him to be able to get his hands dirty and check out the seeds growing in the dirt this time! We enjoyed the book How A Seed Grows along with this experiment which gave us great guide lines for setting it up. Of course we chose to try three different seeds instead of just one!
Seed Growing Science: What to look for?
What are we looking for?
- looking for seeds to get fatter
- looking for a root to pop out of the side
- looking for root to push down into the soil
- looking for root hairs
- looking for the seed to push up while the root hairs push down
- looking for shoots to come up
Egg Shell Seed Science Experiment: Observations & Findings
I did my best to follow along with the book’s suggestions for opening the seeds but I had some rogue seeds and clearly the sunflowers and peas were on a different schedule and the beans never showed up to participate! We opened them all. We still enjoyed it! I took as many pictures as my little guy and my dirty hands would allow, but overall he remembered all about root hairs! So whether or not we discovered what we were supposed to discover in the right order, it was a winner of a seed growing science experiment!
Seed Growing Science Experiment Conclusion
- sunflowers were the fastest to pop a root and we missed it (as we waited to long to open up the egg) and grow a shoot!
- our beans sadly never popped a root but got fatter at least!
- peas grew rapidly once root popped out and grew nice shoots!
What a great time of year to study the outdoors and how things grow! We certainly had fun with this seed growing activity and the book How A Seed Grows!
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