Thursday, May 25, 2017

Science Activity Pack: Germinating Seeds

Science Activity Packs are back at my library this year! For the full list of the activity packs we're offering, click here!

Germinating Seeds
Source: Fantastic Farm Enterprises

In this pack, we included:
  • About 10 sunflower seeds - I bought a big bag of bird food sunflower seeds and tested some first to make sure they would germinate. They did!
  • 2 paper towels
  • 1 instruction sheet
On the back of the activity instructions, I included the following extension ideas:

  • What do your seeds look like as they start to grow? Draw a picture of what your seeds look like when you start and check each day. When do they start to look different? How long do they take to germinate?
  •  The seeds in this kit are sunflower seeds. What foods do you eat that have seeds in them? Do they have many seeds or just a few seeds? If you try germinating those seeds the same way, what happens?