Plant Investigations

The process of planting is a real-world opportunity for mathematical application and scientific investigation even with the youngest of scientists. The basis of this investigation does, however, lend itself to more advanced enquiries as well about the impact of soil pH or different fertilisers.

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~ 1 hour


Download the activity guidance for step-by-step instructions.

What you need

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Squared paper and pencils for recording
  • Rulers
  • Identical plant pots with drainage holes
  • Watering can
  • Compost and a little sand
  • Sunny, part-shaded and shaded areas


  • Outdoors

Curriculum links

  • Science