1Pack of cress seeds (a fast-growing, edible herb)
1Small jar or cup
1Pack of cotton balls
1Spray bottle with water
1Pack of markers, googly eyes, etc
1Decorate your jar/cup.
2Fill the jar/cup to the top with cotton balls.
3Carefully sprinkle seeds on top of the cotton balls.
4Lightly spray their seeds with water from the spray bottle.
5Place their seed jar/cup in a sunny location that is not too hot.
6Give your seeds three sprays of water each day.
7Observe over a week to watch the seeds grow!
How It Works
All plants need water and light to grow. Cress seeds came from a cress plants and when we added water and light, they grew into new plants. Most plants grow best in soil where their roots can get additional nutrients from the ground, but as you can see in this DIY, many plants can grow without soil. We grew cress seeds because they are easy to grow and they grow fast.
Check out the Full Lesson on Plants Need Water And Light!
In this lesson, we learn that:
Plants grow from seeds.
Plants need water and light to grow.
Plants grow best in soil, but some can grow without it.