By completing this experiment, children get to observe the magic that happens beneath the soil when a seed germinates and grows into a vegetable. They then use this information to help them make inferences as to how best to grow seeds in their own garden.
Year level(s): Years 3 to 7 (Includes suggestions for extension)
Curriculum Area(s): Science
Possible links to other curriculum areas
- Mathematics – Measurement and Number: operations of problems based on the growth/measurements recorded of the seeds; graphing of measurements and time.
- Art – still line drawings.
- Writing – daily journal entries of observations and changes.
- T&E – planning and preparing the experiment.
This is a time lapse clip showing the growth of radish seedlings which the children will observe in real life when completing this experiment.
Smarty Plants is interested in hearing from teachers with feedback or suggestions on this plan so that we can improve it for others to benefit. Please contact us by email or through our blog.