Seed Germination Project 2019

Seeds germinating in compostSeed Germination Project 2019

We are beginning potting and planting by hand. As an introduction to this module we like to show how plants grow and react to different conditions. To do this we make a seed germination project

In this seed germination project we try to grow seed in different conditions to see how they react to these conditions. the materials we use for this are:

  • Mustard Seeds
  • Cotton Wool
  • Regular tap water
  • Boiled cooled tap water
  • Cooking Oil
  • Pebbles
  • Coffee Jars

To begin the students took the Coffee jars and put about an inch of cotton wool into each jar. Some of the mustard seeds were soaked in a saucer or water while others where left dry.

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Mustard Seed Jar 1 (day 1)Jar No.1

In this jar no water was added to the cotton wool, and dry seeds were dropped on top of the cotton wool. This jar will be left on a table in the middle of the classroom, where it will get light and heat. See here for daily updates.

Mustard Seed Jar 2 (day 1)Jar No.2

In this jar, roughly 200ml of boiled cooled tap water was added, this wet the cotton wool. However the cotton wool started to float, and it had to be weighed down with some washed pebbles. The mustard seeds are added to the water and allowed to sink down on top of the cotton wool. Once all the seeds sink on top of the cotton wool, the level in the jar is increased by approximately 5mm using cooking oil which floated on top of the water. Boiling the water will stop its ability to create bubbles by removing excess oxygen and nitrogen trapped in the water when it comes from the tap. This jar will also be left on a table in the middle of the classroom, where it will get light and heat. See here for daily updates.

Mustard Seed Jar 3 (day 1)Jar No.3

This jar had tap water added to the cotton wool and the excess poured off. The seeds are soaked in a saucer of tap water for around 15-20 minutes. These are then added to the jar and spread out. This jar will be left on a shelf in a cold store room, where it will get light but no heat. See here for daily updates.

Mustard Seed Jar 4 (day 1)Jar No.4

This jar had tap water added to the cotton wool and the excess poured off. The seeds are soaked in a saucer of tap water for around 15-20 minutes. These are then added to the jar and spread out. This jar will also be left on a table in the middle of the classroom, where it will get light and heat. See here for daily updates.

 

 

Mustard Seed Jar 5 (day 1)Jar No.5

This jar had tap water added to the cotton wool and the excess poured off. The seeds are soaked in a saucer of tap water for around 15-20 minutes. These are then added to the jar and spread out. This jar will also be left in a dark cupboard where it will get heat but no light. See here for daily updates.

 

We will be adding daily pictures over the next few days as the project progresses.