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Sprouts and Roots


A variety of seeds
Empty glass jar
Potting soil
A sunny window


1. Dampen the sponge and place it in the bottom of the glass jar.
2. Place the seeds between the glass and the sponge.
3. Plant leftover seeds in cups filled with potting soil, one for each child. Water them and place them in a sunny spot.
4. Children can observe and compare the sprouts in the soil and the roots in the glass jar.
5. Keep both soil and sponge moist.

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Games: What seed is this? Fold a piece of 18" x 24" (45 cm x 60 cm) poster board in half lengthwise. Cut the top half into sections, and glue seeds on top. Glue the corresponding seed packet to the bottom half.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Plants
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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