How Fast Does a Root Grow?

Develop pupils’ observation skills, with this fantastic seed-growing investigation...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 7

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

Develop pupils’ observation and investigation skills, with this great resource from SAPS. In this activity, seeds are grown in Petri dishes, so children can make direct observations of the roots as they grow. The task requires measurements over a number of days, and the conversion of the results to growth gives pupils a chance to apply their mathematical understanding. An ideal practical science experiment!

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