Science Activity for All

I have been sent this wonderful Science activity for everyone to try. Please send photos of you completing this learning. I am looking forward to seeing you wear socks over your shoes and what you grow!

Germinating socks
This is a really simple enquiry which allows children to see germination in action and also shows
how successful plants are at dispersing their seeds.
What you need:
 An old pair of cotton socks
 Plastic bag
 Tape
Instructions:
 Put some old socks on top of shoes.
 Make the socks damp so that seeds will stick to them.
 Go on a seed walk around your garden or local area (following the government advice on
Covid-19). As you are trying to pick up seeds, walk underneath trees, around the edges of
bushes, on top of dandelions and weeds and try to pick up a good amount of mud.
 When the socks are looking suitably muddy, take them off and place them in a plastic bag.
 If the sock is too dry, add a little water to make sure it is damp.
 Tape the bag to a window in a sunny spot.
 Check back every day to see what is happening and record what you notice.
 Within a couple of days, you should be able to see some growth.

Brought to you by the Herts for Learning Primary Science team

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