Lesson Overview

 45 Minutes

 1, 2, 5, 7, 9

 K - 4th Grade

 State Standards:
Science Standards: K.2-K.3; 1.2-1.3 through 4.2-4.3

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Materials List

  • Seed Soil Sun(book)
  • Every set of 4-5 students:
  •  clear plastic cup
  • a paper cup
  • a variety of seeds
  •  a paper towel
  • water (Order lesson supplies online from AITC’s Free Loan Library.)

Seeds, Soil, Sun & See Them Sprout

Categories: Literacy Projects , Plants

Seed, Soil, Sun describes the miraculous process of air and water combining with seeds, soil and sunlight to create nearly all the food we eat. Students will be captivated by the amazing photographs and clear writing in this book.


  • Before you hand out supplies, demonstrate to students the steps in making the germination cups.
  • Divide students by their table groups, or groups of 4-5 students.
  • Each group will receive a set of cups (one paper, one plastic).
  • Paper towel and a packet of seeds.
  • Students will need to work together and share in making the germination cups.
  • Wrap the paper towel around the paper cup. The excess paper towel folds under the bottom.
  • The paper cup is then set into the plastic cup.

For full instructions, please download our PDF

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