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Easy PEAsy Seed Germination


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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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Easy PEAsy Seed Germination

In this activity, learners determine the necessary conditions for pea seed germination. This activity encourages learners to make predictions and think about how they might investigate the effects of variables like light, temperature, and moisture.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Six Petri dishes
  • Some paper towels (or circular Petri dish filter papers if available)
  • Three frozen peas
  • Six fresh peas
  • Six sticky labels
  • A plastic graduated pipette
  • Dark containers that can hold 12 petri dishes

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Metabolism
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • About Inquiry
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Dyson, Paul

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council,

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