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Seeds contain all the information and materials needed to grow a plant. They just need four conditions to start growing:

  1. Dirt
  2. Water
  3. Heat
  4. Nutrients (good things for plants to use in the dirt)

Here is a video of a bean plant growing over 25 days from Gphase.

Want to learn more? This video from PBS shows how seeds grow into plants.

Seeds grow because the seed coat senses it is the right time to grow. Then, the seed’s embryo uses the food in the seed to grow roots and stems.

Later, the plant makes it food by combining nutrients from the roots and sunlight from the stem and leaves.

Keep learning about seeds:

  1. Next time you are in the grocery store, find 5 different kinds of seeds. What is the same? What is different?
  2. You can grow your own seeds using wet paper towels. Grow a plant today!
  3. Find how birds or squirrels are important friends of seeds. What role do they play in helping seeds become plants?