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Growing Seeds in Eggshells- Simple Science Activity

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This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the growing seeds in eggshells science project.

Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens as one of their science experiments for kids. It’s the perfect addition to your spring STEM activities!

Earth Day is all about celebrating and taking care of our world. For one of this year’s Earth Day STEM activities,

Growing seeds in eggshells is a fun science activity for kids! Learn how seeds grow by planting seedlings in egg shells!

I wanted my kids to think about how they can recycle other materials and use them in a new way to avoid having to buy new supplies for every project.

The kids decided they wanted to plant mini gardens inside egg shells.

The egg shell garden science activity is the perfect way to view nature, seed science, and growing all up close and on a miniature scale.

Plus, the little egg shell gardens look adorable! You can also do this experiment as an Easter STEM activity.

Growing Plants in Eggshells Activity

For more garden science experiments, try learning how trees breathe, the seed sprouting science experiment, and making your own 3D model of a rose.

Planting Seeds in Egg Shells Science Experiment Explanation

Seeds will grow differently in various conditions. Try placing one egg shell in full sun, one in partial sun, one indoors, and one in the dark.

Which seeds grow best? What seeds have trouble growing?

You can also find out which seeds grow best inside an egg shell, or compare different soil types.  

Use a magnifying glass to examine the seed sprouts up close. What do you notice about them?

Experiment with different seeds, different locations for your egg shell gardens, different types of soil, and different light levels.

You could even try playing different kinds of music for your egg shell gardens and see if plants grow differently with different styles of music!

Expand on your egg shell science experiment with the free printable science experiment worksheet.

It’s the perfect way to help children go through the scientific process with every science experiment they try. Record your variables and your results on these worksheets.

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Eggshell Science Project

Follow our directions to make your science experiment using egg shell gardens. Try several variables to make this egg science experiment educational and fun.

Add other elements of engineering, technology, and math to make this activity into a full-blown STEM activity.

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What you’ll need for the egg science project:

This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the egg shell garden science activity for kids! Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens.

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How to Plant Seedlings in Eggshells

The first step is to remove the egg from the shell. W

e cracked open the skinny end of the egg and made scrambled eggs out of the centers. We rinsed and dried the egg shells.

Egg shells are round, so they won’t stand up on their own unless you give them a stand.

We made a stand by placing a glob of hot glue onto a piece of wax paper.

Next, we stuck the egg shell into the glob of glue before it was dry.

When the glue dried, we peeled the egg (carefully) off of the wax paper and it would stand on its own.

This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the egg shell garden science activity for kids! Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens.

Put dirt inside the eggs and sprinkle with seeds.

Dampen the seeds and place in a sunny spot (or in different spots if you are comparing growing conditions).

Wait for seeds to sprout. You should start to see sprouts within a week.

This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the egg shell garden science activity for kids! Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens.

After a few weeks, your spouts will be growing nicely. Examine them with a magnifying glass.

Look at the sprouts and the roots and compare textures and discuss why plants have these parts and what they use them for.

This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the egg shell garden science activity for kids! Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens.
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