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How Fast Does a Root Grow?

In this activity, seeds are grown in Petri dishes so children can make direct observations of the roots as they grow. The activity requires measurements over a number of days, so provides an opportunity to link to numeracy by working out growth rate and representing data in the form of a graph. There is also the opportunity to make a plant grow through a maze. Further activities relating to what plants need to grow may be found here.

Produced by Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS), it is one of a series of booklets written to support plant science in the primary curriculum.

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