Germination Teacher Resources
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Students explore the process of seed germination. In this botany lesson, students complete an experiment with seeds. Students observe soaked and dry seeds. Students allow the seeds to germinate and make observations during this time. Students determine what factors affected the seeds during their germination such as air, light, and water.
3rd - 6th Science
Here is an ingeniously clever lesson on seed germination that's sure to be a hit with your kids. In it, learners create "egg people," out of eggs, egg cartons, potting soil, grass seeds, and markers. There is also a potato version and a milk carton version of the same concept.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
A fabulous "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-style game awaits your class in this engaging presentation. This game should reinforce important facts about seeds, plants, flowers, and how seeds germinate and grow. Appropriate for a wide range of students.
2nd - 5th Science
Seeds and Germination
Young scholars examine the importance of sunlight, water, warmth, and soil for seed germination. They discuss ways in which plants are used. They experiment with seed germination for seven days using different variables and visit a number of websites to see germination.
1st - 2nd Science
Perhaps you don't use plant-related apps in the classroom because you haven't botany (bought any)! Here is one that you may want to purchase. Elementary green thumbs explore the stages in the plant life cycle as well as some of the processes that allow them to proceed.
K - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
One of the most amazing processes for youngsters to witness in class is the germination of a seed, and the subsequent growth of the plant. Here is a version of this classic instructional activity that is actually quite good! There is meaningful discussion held before the seeds are planted about what, how, and why germination takes place.
K - 4th Science
Container Gardening Part 5: Propagation
Surely you must appreciate when a PowerPoint comes complete with teachers' notes. This brief, but beautiful presentation provides narration for you to use with each slide. The topic is plant propagation from seed. Photos, diagrams, and instructions help you walk your horticulture learners through the process.
7th - Higher Ed Science
Investigating Seed Germination and Tropisms
Students use the various steps of the scientific method to construct and carry out a detailed laboratory investigation (including a control). They demonstrate how various environmental factors may affect the process of seed germination in a variety of plant species.
5th - 12th Science
Tank Trials - Measuring Germination
Students observe and measure seed germination. In this life science lesson, students use 'tanks' to observe a set of seeds as they germinate and begin growing, make predictions, and record their data. Lesson includes background teacher information and extension activities.
5th - 7th Science
Seed Germination Experiments
Students plant seeds. In this seed germination experiment, students conduct an experiment where seeds can be observed and their growth documented. Students can also view a virtual web germination to record data. This lesson includes an in-depth packet which provides step by step instructions with images.
4th - 7th Science
The Germination of a Tree
Is a seed alive? What does it mean to be dormant? What triggers a seed to start growing? Through a lab, a microscope activity, two short videos, and a reading, young botanists discover the secrets behind seeds. Lab partners will have the opportunity to germinate their own tree seeds.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Observing the Effects of Acid Rain
Learners investigate the effects of acid rain on seed germination. For this acid rain lesson plan, students design an experiment to study the effects of sulfuric acid on seeds. Learners observe their control seeds and acid treated seeds to compare germination.
8th - 10th Science