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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 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. Young scholars work in a group to create their own original seed experiment using the scientific method.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
Students 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 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.
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.
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.