In the introduction post to this topic, I just said the kids were doing this activity. It is actually just the 10 and 8 year old.
On the first day they made mini planters out of cardboard juice boxes.
Inside there is a wet paper towel. The towel has circles with numbers in them. A seed is placed on each number.
I took these pictures on the second day, and they have already started to sprout.
On day two they made something to show different growing environments.
Basically, it is a cup with paper towels in it. The towels are inside of water in the cup. There were three seeds put directly in the water. Three seeds on a paper towel. Three seeds on a paper towel wrapped in plastic wrap. Lastly, there are three seeds on the cup’s lid with no water.
They also made planters to plant seeds in the dirt. Currently, there are seeds in the planters marked 2a and 2b.
They are pretty excited so far to see what is happening with their seeds. It has been a lot of setup to get all of this done. Now they are entering more of a monitoring stage.