Planting Socks

Plants spread seeds in many ways. Many ‘hitchhike’ on passing birds, insects, animals and even humans!

To find out what type of seeds and pollen has been dispersed in our school grounds, the children in Year 3H took part in a simple Science experiment.

Each child brought in an old sock which they put onto their chosen foot. They then took a walk or jog on the soft grass on our school field. Any pollen or seeds which are on the ground would then be picked up onto the sock.

Afterwards, the children removed their sock and planted it into a tray of compost before giving it a good water. Of course it takes a while for seeds to sprout, but unlike a packet of seeds the children have no idea what types of plants may start to grow in a few weeks time. Stay tuned to see what happens!

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