Written by: Elena Ortiz
Video editor: Jacob Mayfiled


  • 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

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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Make Your Own Pocket Seed Viewer
  • Author(s): Elena Ortiz
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: November 15, 2010
  • Date accessed: April 19, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/pocket-seed-viewer-demo

APA Style

Elena Ortiz. (2010, November 15). Make Your Own Pocket Seed Viewer. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 19, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/pocket-seed-viewer-demo

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Elena Ortiz. "Make Your Own Pocket Seed Viewer". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 15 November, 2010. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/pocket-seed-viewer-demo

MLA 2017 Style

Elena Ortiz. "Make Your Own Pocket Seed Viewer". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 15 Nov 2010. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Apr 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/pocket-seed-viewer-demo

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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