Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seed lab addendum

When we finished our seed lab last week, one of the extension activities was to place the soaked seeds in a closed dark container in a dark place to see if they would sprout. The question we are trying to answer? Do seeds need sunlight to sprout?

We opened the container today, a week later. Here are the results:

Nope, light is not necessary. The next question? Would they have light if they were planted in the ground? Nope, so it is a good thing they don't need it!

One warning: If you do this, be warned that the seeds will smell not so pleasant after being in a sealed container...

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