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Here are the steps for this activity:
- Watch the video.
- Gather your materials.
- Cut top half off water bottle.
- Fill mostly full with dirt.
- Stick seed in to dirt on side so you can see it grow.
- Add a little water to your pot.
- Put your pot in a sunny place and water every few days.
You might want to experiment and plant several different pots with a changing variable like:
- Amount of water.
- Amount of sunlight.
- Number of seeds in the pot.
- Size or shape of the pot.
- Different types of seeds.
Observe how your plants respond to the changes in the variables.
- What did you use for the pot? What type of soil and seeds? How much water did you use?
- How long did it take your seed to sprout? Did you see stem, roots or leaves first?
- Did you experiment with different ways to plant your seed? What different variables did you change in the experiment?
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