Seed Growth Activity

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Experiment Overview

Educators, you might want to introduce this activity using the companion article, Time Traveling Plants, where students explore seed development and also the concepts of suspended animation, and time travel...

There are two parts of the experiment, Data Cards and Comparison Viewer - Viewer Windows. From the Data Cards and the individual Viewer Window, you can open a magnified view of that day's image by clicking on the image. Moving between Data Cards and Comparison Viewer can be done using the Quick Link Viewer.

Experiment Overview
Number of Points

Virtual Measuring Tool

You can click to place points and find distances using the virtual measuring in the magnification viewer.

The full featured virtual experiment is supported by all browsers except Internet Explorer.

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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Experiment Overview
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: December 22, 2009
  • Date accessed: June 13, 2024
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Dr. Biology. (2009, December 22). Experiment Overview. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 13, 2024 from

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Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Experiment Overview". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 22 December, 2009.

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Experiment Overview". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 22 Dec 2009. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Jun 2024.

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

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