Looking for a hands-on experiment that combines plant science with NGSS standards on Force? Look no further! In this experiment, students determine if seedlings can generate enough force to push through a gravitational mass. The experiment runs about two weeks depending on how warm your classroom is.
The seeds are purchased from the grocery store, so this is a very inexpensive activity to run (you need petri dishes or small plastic containers). All the science behind the force is described and graphic notes are included for those that have document cameras. The materials, procedure, and result tables are provided and can be incorporated into student’s laboratory notebooks.
Here are more resources for teaching young students about plants:
Parts of a Plant
Parts of a Seed
Light vs Dark Inquiry Experiment
An Easy Way to View Roots
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