Watch a Seed Grow
Ages 2 and up
During Springtime we are surrounded by plants beginning to grow. Today, we are going to set up a science lab on our window. By using a clear plastic bag, kids can watch what happens to a seed when it sprouts under the dirt. This is a great way to take a process that can feel mysterious and use a science experiment to understand it better. This easy experiment is especially great for young kids since they can do all the steps themselves!
- Plastic Ziploc Bag
- 2 Dry Beans (careful to not let young children eat dry beans)
- Paper Towel or napkin
- Take a paper towel and fold it so it will fit in half of a plastic bag
- Get the paper towel damp and place it in the bag
- Take 2 beans and place them in the bag so they are nestled on top of the paper towel, but still visible through the plastic on one side of the bag
- Close the bag almost all the way, but leave a small opening on one side
- Tape the bag to the window, with the side the shows the bean facing into the house tip: a sunny window will help the plant sprout faster
- Optional: write the date your “planted” the beans
- Check the progress of the beans everyday-how long does it take for them to grow?
- Here’s more plant activities to get kids out in the garden.