Lesson plan


Study germination by looking inside a seed for the embryo and set up an experiment to find out what a seed needs to germinate. Optional: check on seeds planted in a garden, to see which of them have germinated.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Life Cycles (2)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)

When a seed first starts to grow into a plant, it is called germination.

First we will look inside a seed, to find the embryo that is ready to germinate when the conditions are right.

Set up experiments to find out what conditions seeds need to germinate.
Look at the results in a week.

Go into the garden to look at the seeds we planted and see if any of them have germinated.
Measure and record the plant heights.

Grades taught
Gr 3
Gr 4