This is a fun project to let your students get some hands-on learning with photosynthesis!
Students will create their own "baggie-garden", and tape the garden (or place) in direct sunlight. Over the course of 2-6 weeks, you will chart the plants progression, and the factors that went into it's growth each day. (sunlight, water, carbon dioxide/oxygen flow)
This experiment does follow the scientific method. First, students use what they know to create a hypothesis (question is stated at top of paper). Then, students will create and conduct the experiment. Finally, students will analyze the data and reflect on their original hypothesis!
Students love to be able to take pride in the growth, and it helps to give them a point of reference when you teach and review photosynthesis!
If you like this science project, check out some of my task cards!
Newton's Laws of Force The Flow Of Energy
-Soil (enough for a 1/2 cup - 1 cup each)
- Seeds (any kind)
-Big, Sunny Window!
-Recording sheet *provided in this download*