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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

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Seed Germination Necklace

Students will make their own seed germination necklace so that they are able to watch their wheat and soybean germinate and grow.

Suggested Grade Level: K – 5th

Time: 50 minutes + 5 minutes each day for 7 – 10 days

Subjects: Science

Objectives:

1. Develop an understanding of what plants need to grow.
2. Demonstrate the importance of light and water in plant growth.
3. Compare the germination and growing rates of soybeans and wheat.
4. Learn the difference between a monocot and a dicot.

Supporting Kids Connection Magazine: Wheat and Soybean

Supporting Resources: Wheat Growth Stages, Wheat Plant Part Labeling, Soybean Growth Stages, Soybean Plant Part Labeling

Supporting Educator’s Guide Chapters: Kansas CropsKansas Crops Up ClosePlant Growth and DevelopmentPlants on the PlateMachines and Technology