How fast does a root grow?


This activity allows children to observe and measure how fast a root grows from seedlings previously grown in Petri dishes or clear containers. There is a pupil sheet containing a method on how to grow the seedlings before carrying out this activity. You can view the ‘Germinating seeds in Petri dishes‘ resource that precedes this activity on the website.

Pupils will learn how roots grow over a period of a few days and cross-curricular links feature where pupils can use skills learnt in maths to measure the progress of the root.

Using and applying mathematics: identify and use patterns, relationships and properties of numbers, investigating a statement involving numbers and testing it with examples.

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