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Complete the challenge and share your seeds growth progress on social media with @BramptonLibrary #kidsatBL! 

This STEM challenge: 

Plant your grass seeds and record your observations as they grow.

Supplies you will need:

  • 1 Cup
  • 1 Bag of soil
  • 1 Bag of Grass Seed
  • 1 Laminated ruler on a stick
  • Water
  • Your Daily Grass Journal
  • Optional: Scissors

Getting Started

1. Place your soil in the cup and sprinkle grass seed on top of the soil. 

2. Then pour some water onto the soil little by little, allowing the soil to soak in the water. Continue adding water until the soil feels moist to the touch. 

3. Add the ruler on the popsicle stick into your cup to help measure your grass as it grows. 

4. Place your cup by a window or outside where it can get some sunlight.

 

Each day check on your grass. Use the daily grass journal to document your seed’s progress as it grows into grass. Draw what you see and note your observations.

Everyday check on your grass for:

  • Soil moisture level
  • Growth of seeds/grass

Record your observations and draw what you see in the daily grass journal. Include any growth measurements in your chart.

Week 2:

After one week, change where your cup is to a space where it will receive less sunlight than it did the previous week. Check on it every day and record your observations. 

  • Does it require more or less water than the previous week?
  • At the end of the week, was there the same amount of growth compared to the previous week?

Week 3:

After the second, change where your cup is to a space where it will receive the most sunlight. Check on it every day and record your observations.

  • Does it require more or less water than the previous weeks?
  • At the end of the week, was there the same amount of growth compared to the previous weeks?

Extensions:

  • Give your grass a haircut using scissors.
  • Decorate your cup and turn it into a person, animal or monster.

If you liked this activity, you might enjoy these free resources from our library:

Amazing Life Cycles: Plants by Honor Head

Amazing Life Cycles: Plants by Honor Head

Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher

Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher 

A Green Kids Guide to Composting by Richard Lay

A Green Kids Guide to Composting by Richard Lay 

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