Resource 3: Maize seed experiment
Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils
- three saucers, labelled 1, 2, 3
- three maize seeds
On a Monday, set up three numbered saucers, each with its own maize seed buried in some soil.
Put water on saucers 1 and 2, and paraffin on saucer 3.
Each day for a week, put water on 1, do not put anything more on 2, put paraffin on 3.
What do you believe will happen to the seeds over the next five days?