The Great Seedling Experiment
For the kids
Inside your envelope is a wonderful world of growing plants to discover. You have 25 paper cups, a lot of different seeds, and some labels to help you remember. There is one important rule: Have Fun!
Here are some things to remember. Seeds are alive. Just like you and I they need some things to help them grow. They need air, water, food, and especially sunlight. If you remember all those things, you will have happy plants.
One thing that is VERY important is you will need to poke some holes in the bottom of every cup. Use a pencil or pen and poke 3 or 4 holes in each cup.
There are different ways to do this experiment.
One way is to separate the seeds out into groups of the same kind. See if you can guess which each kind is. Or you can plant all the seeds, one in each cup, and figure out afterwards which plant is which kind. It's fun to guess either way. But if you dont want to guess, we have some clues.
Fill each cup with soil up to the top edge. Every seed is a little different. Just like each animal is different. You wouldn't treat an elephant and a kitten the same way would you? One of the differences in seeds is how deep each likes to be planted. Bigger seeds go deeper. Most seeds go about twice as deep as they are long. Speaking of bigger seeds, can you think of the biggest seed you know?