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Make Your Own Pocket Seed Viewer

By Elena Ortiz
Video editor: Jacob Mayfiled

Materials

  • Seed packets (this experiment uses Peas, Little Marvel)
  • Re-sealable plastic bags (sandwich or quart size)
  • Dry soil, ideally from place where ants were collected (approximately 3 cups before sifting)
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Water and cups
  • Tape
  • Cardboard (optional)
  • Paper clips (optional)
  • Binder clips (optional)
  • Scissors

Materials for Measurements and Data Collecting

  • Worksheets
  • String

Download the full list of materials and instructions here

pocket seed video

Plant sprouting

Do seeds need light to grow? How do they know what direction to grow? These are a few of the questions students can explore.

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Plant sprouting

Do seeds need light to grow? How do they know what direction to grow? These are a few of the questions students can explore.

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.