Growing seeds in eggshells is a neat way to engage preschoolers and show them the stages of seed growth!  Planting seeds with kids is the perfect foundation for earth sciences and a great catalyst for discussion about what plants need to grow and be healthy. Make sure to check out all the different types of seed growing experiments.

GROWING SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS FOR SPRING SCIENCE!

Egg Shell Seed Growing Science Activity and Spring Science for Kids

PLANTING SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS

I decided to try growing seeds in eggshells after the success of our Seed Germination Experiment. I wanted my son to be able to get his hands dirty and check out the seeds growing in the dirt this time!

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HOW TO GROW SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 24 Egg Shells
  • Soil
  • Seeds ( use a couple of different types of seeds to compare, peas and sunflowers)
  • Water
  • Spoon or small scoop

Egg Shell Seed Growing Planting Seeds for Spring Science

STARTING SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS:

STEP 1:  Set up your eggshells in the egg cartons and fill with the soil.  We used a couple of different types of seeds, so we made sure to separate one set of eggs from another.

STEP 2:  Push one seed gently into the soil of each eggshell, making sure the seed is covered with dirt.

STEP 3:  Use a small spray bottle or similar to dampen the soil.  Do not over water!

Egg Shell Seed Growing Science Experiment for Spring

We gave the seeds three days to start the process on their own, and then each day we opened up one or two new egg shells to examine the seed and note the changes taking place.

This seed growing activity is terrific for developing observation skills.  Have a magnifying glass ready for your little scientist!

SEED GROWTH STAGES

Grab a magnifying glass and dig in! Maybe there won’t be any changes the first time but keep at it!

What are we looking for in each eggshell?

  • 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 Growing First Observations of Seed Growth

GROWING SEEDS IN THE CLASSROOM OR AT HOME

Ask lots of questions as you open up your eggshells! Help your kids hone their observation skills by asking questions that encourage them to take a closer look at what’s in front of them.

Don’t leave it too long to break open your shells and have a look at what’s happening!  Our sunflower seeds popped a root the fastest and we missed it!

Older kids might enjoy drawing their results each day to look back on later. To extend the activity further, kids can label the different stages of the seed growth, draw the life cycle of a seed, and keep daily field notes and write down observations.

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AWESOME SEEDS IN EGGSHELLS SPRING ACTIVITY TO TRY!

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