LEARNING ACTIVITY
Sow a seed, grow a feed
Category: Food Production
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
State or Territory: ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
Age Range: 0-7

STORY

Beth lives with her family in the outskirts of the city in a small property. Together, they love to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Beth loves spending a lot of time in the garden, learning about the plant cycle, and sharing her knowledge with friends. One of her favourite plants to grow are tomatoes as they are her favourite to eat. Beth enjoys the delicious fresh flavour of these juicy tomatoes in her salads and sandwiches. Her family grows tomato plants every year from seeds they save from their previous crop. Beth’s neighbours are also learning how to grow tomatoes using the seeds that her family have shared with them.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Engage young learners’ senses as they grow food from a seed. They can learn about caring for a living thing, experience the joy of watching something grow and harvesting healthy edible food. The activity provides opportunities for development of science, sustainability and maths concepts.

Outcomes

For children to:

  • understand how plants are grown for food
  • appreciate living things have needs that need to be met in order to survive and thrive
  • help grow these things with care.
SEASONAL NOTES

If there is still a chill in the air, placing pots indoors is the best way to protect your young seedlings. Follow seed labels for the optimum time to grow.

Did you know?

Seeds are living things that can wait sometimes months or years before the conditions are right for them to germinate or grow.

Did you know?

Flowering plants start begin life as seeds. Seeds come in many sizes and shapes, some are flat, others round or tear-shaped.

Did you know?

Many animals eat seeds. These seeds can then be found within the animal’s poo. When these seeds drop to the ground they can make new plants.

Did you know?

If the conditions are right a seed embryo will push open the seed coat. Tiny roots will then sprout out into the soil.

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