Germination Teacher Resources

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Students examine how seeds germinate in a culture.  In this germination lesson students germinate seeds in gelatin and observe the growth of the plant.
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. Students organize and present their findings to the class.
Young scholars determine necessary conditions for seed germination. In this life science lesson, the teacher asks leading questions, then students conduct an experiment testing conditions and making observations and collecting data regarding seed sprouting.
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.
Students explore plants and the scientific method. In this plant growth lesson, students follow the steps in the scientific method to perform a seed germination experiment as a whole class. Students work in a group to create their own original seed experiment using the scientific method.
Students investigate the effect of light on seed germination and plant growth. They conduct an experiment which lasts for two to four weeks.
Students study the types and parts of seeds and how they have evolved.  In this germination lesson students complete experiments that show the effects of variables role in seed germination. 
Students study a problem in their local farming community regarding a pickle factory, and the class is asked to help determine if the pickle factory is the source of a seed germination problem.
Students investigate the effects of acid rain on seed germination. In this acid rain lesson plan, students design an experiment to study the effects of sulfuric acid on seeds. Students observe their control seeds and acid treated seeds to compare germination. They draw conclusions based on their results.
Students gain skill in the design, implementation, and reporting of a scientific research project using the scientific method. They set up an experiment to determine the effect of adding the Rhizobium bacteria to one group of legume seeds. Students plant seeds in containers containing vermiculite and after the seeds germinate, they take the pots home to continue the project.
Learners explore the life cycle of plants. In this agricultural lesson, students discover the two ways that seeds germinate. Learners dissect seeds and record data. Resources are provided in French and English.
Second graders review the process of plant reproduction and the role of seeds in that process. The students dissect a seed, analyze their finds, collect and record data, and make predictions about seed germination and plant growth.
Fifth graders conduct experiments to compare seed germination and plant growth rates. They construct a hydroponic plant unit and a lighthouse. They care for the plants for a month and collect data for graphs. They write a report.
Young scholars plant seeds. In this seed germination experiment, students conduct an experiment where seeds can be observed and their growth documented. Young scholars 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. 
Young scholars will conduct an experiment to determine the percentage of seed that will germinate in a given time frame.  In this algebra/horticulture lesson, students will produce charts and graphs to represent the results of the experiment.  This is an excellent example of a cross curriculum lesson that requires collaboration between a math and an agriculture teacher.
Students explore seed germination. In this life science lesson, students start seeds in Petri dishes, then observe which ones germinate and make predictions.
Students develop experiments testing the effects of an acidic solution on seed germination. They place radish seeds in petri dishes and water them with different PH solutions. Through Internet connections, they exchange data with other students who conduct similar investigations.
Students explore the components of the seed germination process, set up a variety of seed germinating environments, and monitor the growth patterns of the seedlings. Measurements are recorded and graphed.
Students use the time-lapse feature of the QX3 Intel Digital Microscope to observe germination of seeds. They use the QX3 Intel Digital microscope to create time lapse video films of seed germination experiments.
Students explore plant life by participating in an outdoor planting activity. In this botany lesson, students utilize seeds, trays and soil to plant their own plants in the school yard which they observe over the course of several days. Students record their data in science journals and discuss their conclusions.

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