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Starting an Indoor Container Garden from Seed

Lesson Description:
Students will be able to:
  • Describe the process of the germination.
  • Explain the need for edible seeds in regards to food production

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion

Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
Initial lesson-30 minutes, planting-30 minutes, observation on-going
Standards Addressed:
  • Science standard 1: understand atmospheric processes and the water cycle.
  • Benchmark # 3: know that the sun is the principle energy source

Materials Needed:
  • Seeds: bush beans, pumpkins, sunflowers, corn
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Hand lenses
  • Rulers
  • Petri dishes

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
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Located in: Language Arts | Science

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