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Seeds are actually immature plants. Think of them as baby plants with a thick, hard coat on them, like a baby chick inside an egg. The hard seed coat gives the baby plants protection until the right conditions are available for them to grow. When those conditions are right—good light, warm temperature, and ample moisture—the seedling comes out to start life as a new plant.
In this activity, you'll germinate some seeds, then watch as they grow and change into full size plants. Not only is this activity fascinating, it also provides a great opportunity to build basic science and nature knowledge along the way.