Growing Science

You’ll recall (if you’re one of my ten readers) that I did a little tutorial on how to make a six-page book a couple of weeks ago and promised that I would show you how we used them recently.  So, here it is!

First we set up a little science experiment about growing seeds based on this fabulous pinterest pin and this blog entry from the Artful Child.  We talked about what we thought seeds needed to grow (sunshine, dirt, water, etc.) and then we placed wet paper towels on contact paper (you could use ziplock bags in this step instead), placed pea and sunflower seeds on the towels, then closed up the contact paper, labelled them, and carefully taped them with packing tape onto the window.  We made sure that the tape went all the way around so that no water leaked out of the seed packs.

Then we talked about what a hypothesis is (thank you Dinosaur Train for teaching Clara this for me!) and came up with one about what would happen to our seeds.


Then we drew pictures of what our seeds looked like at the beginning of the experiment.

And we looked at them and drew them a few times before we took them down and planted them in our garden.

Here’s what they looked like when we decided to plant them!

We decided that while the plants did not make it “all the way to the top,” they were going to keep growing, so we would continue to check our hypothesis as they grow.


3 Responses to “Growing Science”

  1. 1 Karen April 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Nice, did you plant them outside? Or in pot inside to get bigger? And plant later outside. Love the drawings and the experiment, was there another hypothesis for the the fruit of their labors?

  2. 2 Rick April 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    What’s the hypothesis on the effect of a late spring frost?

    • 3 mysillylittlelife April 5, 2012 at 7:39 am

      I’m pretending that that could not possibly happen. Because its been a whole two weeks since its snowed and all.

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