Kitchen cupboard science: plants

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By Gillian Ravenscroftscience coordinator and freelance writer

Stimulate a growing curiosity of the natural world using the contents of your kitchen cupboard

Kitchen cupboard science illustration

Raid the larder this month for a selection of foodstuffs and kitchenware that will help children to appreciate the importance of plants. Germinate edible seeds to support their understanding of flowering plant life cycles and use food dyes to demonstrate how water travels inside stems and leaves. Investigate plant growth to develop children’s skills in scientific enquiry.

Germinating seeds

Learning objective: To investigate how seeds germinate.

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