Comparing Different Seeds – An Activity About Nature Science

To study and to compare various vegetables and flower seeds that are edible – science activity for kids about nature.
Studying and comparing vegetable and flower seeds fun spring nature study science activity for kids

My kids and I wanted to make an attempt to grow food on our own. Pritika always wanted to become an agriculturalist and that is her ambition. Off course, she has changing ambitions every often. Still, I wanted to nurture her thoughts and made up my mind to teach her some concepts about farming. I took up a decision to grow some plants to show her the actual life cycle of plants from seeds.

Seeds are the base for growing plants and most of the plants grow from seeds.  We followed the process religiously and planted seeds. From the small plants, we observed the plant life cycle.

As a first step we purchased seeds from the store and we selected them based on how they will grow, what will they yield, and which will grow in the summer season. I preferred vegetables but my daughter wanted to see flowers grow as well. So we had both the seeds that will grow like a plant, yielding flowers (edible) and vegetables.

Also, I did not want to plant them just like that. So I studied them and compared to teach some science to my daughter. Both my girls looked at the seed with excitement.

Studying and comparing vegetable seeds fun nature study science activity for kids

Then I took 2 trays and gave one for my elder one and another to the younger one. Also, I gave them with pencil, paper, and magnifying glasses. I did not give any instruction to them but allowed them to do per their thoughts.

Pritika currently is 6.5 years old and she started comparing the seeds based on their look. Took the spelling of the seeds from the cover and noted them in her paper. She segregated seeds as long, big, and round.

Comparing seeds nature study science activity for kids
Seed Comparison

Finally, she told that the biggest seed was corn, longest was marigold, fattest was nasturtium, smallest was the carrot, roundest – radish, and pointiest – parsley.

I was so proud to see her working out the math, science, and her English skills in one activity!

I gave her a suggestion to rank seeds but she was keener in putting labels to them.

We discussed seeds and their characteristics. I told her that seeds look will not decide the appearance of the plant. Both flower yielding plants nasturtium and marigold did not have similar looking seeds.

Now, let me tell you about my younger one Tisha who is 4 years old did something different with the seeds. She is indeed small to work diligently like Pritika. She sorted the seeds into groups and wrote its name in the craft sticks. They were colored indeed as she loves to have fun with colors.

Labelling craft stick seed markers

Ok, its time to plant them and see them grow.

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