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Mighty Seeds


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Mighty Seeds

In this biology experiment, learners plant soybean seeds in plaster of Paris, witnessing firsthand the mighty power and ability of plants to grow in adverse conditions. This is also an excellent activity to touch upon exothermic reactions, as warmth is created when the plaster is mixed.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Clear plastic cup
  • 5 tablespoons of plaster of Paris
  • 2 or more tablespoons of water
  • Plastic spoon for mixing
  • Dropper
  • 3 soybeans

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • COSI classroom and online activities

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  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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