Today’s lesson, Seed Germination in a Paper Towel, is a fun experiment that encourages students of all ages to practice their observation skills. It’s easy to conduct at home for those who are participating in distance learning and requires minimal materials, most of which students already have at home. If you’re working with younger learners, have them conduct this experiment without using the attached worksheet. Ask them to instead draw or write down what they observe each day for about 2 weeks. For older learners who are ready to calculate percentages, use the attached worksheet and follow the steps on the lesson plan provided.
- Check out our blog post, Germination 101 on the Schoolyard Gardens Blog for more information on the process of germination
- Take a break from observing your seeds to do some garden inspired yoga with the book, Rachel’s Day in the Garden- A Kids Yoga Stories – Audio Yoga Book for Kids