Root Growth Observation Activity Kit

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$45.95 - $174.95
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Most children have planted seeds and observed a plant's life cycle as the seedlings grew up through the soil and became adult plants... but that's only half the story! With this incredible kit, each participant plants their seeds in their very own Root Observation Station. This clear tube along with a special polycrystal (instead of soil) allows the sprouting process and root growth to be visible. From seed to first sprout, all the way to budding and flowering, participants will be amazed as they watch the root growth and development take place right before their very eyes! Included sunflower seeds often begin to sprout within 7-10 days.

Great for children ages 5 & up.

Unit Goals and Concepts: 

  • See a plant at all the stages of its life cycle.
  • Discover the functions of all plant parts.
  • Observe the plant's roots and learn how they grow.

Materials Included:  

  • All the materials you'll need for each participant to create and plant their own Root Observation Station.
  • Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that makes planning the project easy and delivers everything you'll need to know about root growth and the plant life cycle. Also includes a reproducible worksheet for your participants. 
  • The only materials you supply are pencils and scissors.

The seed included with this kit is typically a dwarf sunflower that can be grown indoors throughout the U.S. at any time of year.

MSDS Sheet for Polycrystals