This lesson all started because one of the children found an apple seed in his lunch and wanted to plant it. We also cut up some other fruits to do a comparison. We first made the transparent windows with different kinds of seeds for observation.
The children planted the seeds in a water table filled with soil. This is one that we usually have outside. We also made signs with popsicle sticks to label which plants would be growing. I left small spray bottles filled with water on a nearby window sill so that the children could come and water the plants themselves. Taking care of the seeds was their responsibility.
Seed observations and comparisons.