Investigating Monocots and Dicots
Middle schoolers know about monocotyledons and dicotyledons. They explore the differences between the seed structure of the two by examining bean and corn seeds. They sprout seed to observe the differences in both of their growths.
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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...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Structure of Seeds and Effects of Fertilizer on Plant Growth
Investigate the structure of seeds and the effects of fertilizer on the growth of plants. Young scientists observe a peanut and determine if it is a monocot or dicot plant. They plant seeds and make varying solutions of fertilizer, then...
3rd - 8th Science