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The Grass Won’t Grow—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1653 

Price: $45.00

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The Grass Won’t Grow Botany Laboratory Kit for biology and life science introduces the scientific method and the effects of environmental stimuli. Compare the growth of seeds planted in two different environments.

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Why does grass grow in one area and not another? Use this hands-on activity to introduce students to the scientific method and the effects of environmental stimuli. In this activity, seeds will be planted in two different environments and the results of growth compared. Following the rules of the scientific method, students will define the problem, make observations, develop a hypothesis, design and conduct an experiment, analyze data and draw a conclusion. 

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Culture (petri) dish, 90 x 15 mm, 30
Filter paper, qualitative, 9 cm, pkg/30
Grass mixture, seeds, 4 oz
Pine needles, 115 g

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.