- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 10 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Pill Bottle or Film Container (that can be seen through)
- Magnet Strip
- Cotton Balls
- Craft Glue
- Fast Growing Flower or Vegetable Seeds (beans work well)
For this project, try to find a clear pill bottle or film container so you can watch the roots as the seed grows.
Start out by decorating the film container or pill bottle if you like. Make sure you don't completely cover it though because then you won't be able to see into the container while the seed is growing. Glue a magnet strip along the side that will be the back of the film container. Let the glue dry.
Place two cotton balls in the film container or pill bottle. Sprinkle a little water onto the cotton balls and then place a few flower or vegetable seeds onto the damp cotton balls. Place one more cotton ball on top of the seeds and sprinkle with a little more water.
Now you can hang the magnet on your refrigerator or any other metal surface and watch it grow. You should keep the seed moist, adding just enough water at a time to keep the cotton balls damp without making a puddle in the bottom of the film container.