Watching seeds grow is an amazing science lesson for young kids. This seed jar science experiment gives kids the opportunity to see up close what would actually be happening underground! Our awesome seed jar project turned out amazingly well, and we loved checking on the progress each day! Simple science activities are great for young kids.
SEED JAR SPRING SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS
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This simple to set up seed jar was one of our favorite spring time science projects that you can do inside! We had an awesome time examining and observing the growth of our seed science experiment.
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Early childhood science can be a wonderful experience that introduces kids to the world around them. Spring is full of new beginnings for the outdoors, and you can share an inside look at what’s happening below the ground with our seed jar.
It all starts with a single seed.
It’s truly amazing to watch the changes take place.
I first saw this awesome seed germination activity done by How Wee Learn. I realized I had everything I needed to set it up immediately! I thought it looked like an awesome way to see how a seed grows.
We also enjoyed the book, How A Seed Grows by Helene Jordan which inspired another seed activity with eggshells!
SEED JAR SCIENCE SET UP
Our seed jar includes sunflowers, peas, and green beans!
We used paper towels to fill our jar and folding them up and pushing them in was also great work for little hands. Simple science is great for fine motor practice.
We watered our seed jar but didn’t flood it. I carefully pushed seeds down into view and made sure they were snuggly placed.
I mixed it up a little by adding three different kinds of seeds, sunflowers, peas and beans to our seed jar.
SEED JAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: THINGS TO LOOK FOR
This type of activity makes a great Spring STEM project for multiple ages. Get your magnifying glass out and check out all the angles of the seeds. Can you find the different parts of the seed growth listed below?
NOTE: Older kids can extend this activity by recording daily observations and making drawings of the seeds changes.
What do you see in your seed jar?
You are looking for a root to pop out of the side.
You are looking for root to push down into the soil.
You are looking for root hairs.
You are looking for the seed to push up while the root hairs push down.
You are looking for shoots to come up.
The mason jar gives a stunning view of this experiment! My son loved being able to see the changes so easily. Do you know you can also grow crystals in mason jars for a fun science activity!
Seed Jar Science Experiment: Observations & Findings
We started this experiment on April 8th and within a few days started to see some exciting things. It was also interesting to talk about what was happening with the different seeds and how they changed over the duration of the experiment.
sunflowers were the fastest to pop a root but never made it out of the jar
beans took the longest to pop a root but finally did and made it out of the jar
peas grew rapidly once root popped out and grew the tallest
Simple Beginnings with the sunflower seeds! Then the pea and lastly the bean! It took about three days to see some action with the seeds!
Amazing to see the pea take off in the seed jar once the root popped out!
My son enjoyed telling me about the root hairs he could see everyday! So fun to see it flourish and check out the results! It’s a perfect spring science activity at home or in the classroom.
MAKE AN EASY SEED JAR FOR SPRING SCIENCE LEARNING
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