Watching seeds grow is an amazing science lesson for kids. Our seed jar science experiment gives kids the opportunity to see up close what would actually be happening under the ground! Our awesome seed jar spring science activity turned out amazingly well, and we loved checking on the progress each day! Simple science activities are great for young kids.
SEED JAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS SPRING STEM ACTIVITIES!
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.
You can share an inside look at what’s happening below the ground with our seed jar. Plus, you can even get it started when there’s is still snow on the ground. Especially if you are itching for spring to come early!
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It all starts with a single seed.
It’s truly amazing to watch the changes take place and using a mason jar gives you a front row seat to the magic that is plants growing! Seed science is perfect for SPRING SCIENCE AND STEM
I first saw this awesome seed germination activity done by How Wee Learn. Looking around my kitchen, I had everything I needed to set it up immediately! It looked like an awesome way to see how a seed grows, so got it started right away!
Also make sure to grab this FREE Simple Science Experiments Cheat Sheet for 15 more simple ideas to get started with today! All easy to do with limited supplies.
SEED JAR SUPPLIES
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Seeds (try a variety pea, bean, sunflower)
We also enjoyed the book, How A Seed Grows by Helene Jordan which inspired another seed activity with eggshells!
SEED JAR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT SET UP
Our seed jar includes sunflowers, peas, and green beans!
You will use paper towels to fill your jar. Kids can fold them and push them down into the jar. This is also great work for little hands. Simple science is perfect for all ages.
Water your seed jar don’t flood it. I carefully pushed seeds down into view and made sure they were snuggly placed.
You can mix it up a little by adding three different kinds of seeds, sunflowers, peas and beans to your seed jar. This is great if you want to conduct an experiment. Or you can stick with one type of seed.
Setting this up as a science experiment is a great way to share the activity with multiple ages. Older kids can use our science experiments pages to journal what is happening while younger kids can draw or simply observe the changes! Read more about the scientific method for young kids here.
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?
What do you see in your seed jar?
You are looking for a root to pop out of the side.
Next, you are looking for root to push down into the soil.
Then, you are looking for root hairs.
Next, you are looking for the seed to push up while the root hairs push down.
Lastly, you are looking for the 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
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.
You can also try making these homemade seed bombs that are perfect for planting season!
MAKE AN EASY SEED JAR FOR SPRING SCIENCE LEARNING!
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