Spring is here and plants have begun to peek their heads above the ground. But what are all of these plants doing below the ground where we can't see them? We know from what we do see that not all plants look the same above the ground, but is this true for plants below the ground?
Here's a fun, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) project into plant science you can do with your child to investigate!
Seed Jar Science
This simple and inexpensive project is perfect for all ages—even for young kids who are still working on fine motor skills. Not only is it a great way to investigate plants from a perspective we don't normally see, it's a wonderful way to explore where our food comes from and how it grows.
How To Make a Seed Jar
What to watch for:
Once your plants have sprouted, you are able to transplant them into soil to keep watching them grow and blossom. Try different types of seeds and try growing them under different climate conditions. There are many possibilities for you and your little scientist!