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Germination

Plant seeds and watch how many sprout. Examine what factors affect germination. Vary the amount of heat, water, and light the seeds get. Practice designing controlled experiments and using the scientific method.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discover what conditions affect seed germination.
  • Explore the effects of water, temperature, and light on seed germination.
  • Discover that the requirements for germination will vary for different seeds.
  • Design controlled experiments to test the effect of different variables on germination.
VOCABULARY:
  • controlled experiment, germination, hypothesis, seed, sprout, variable

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