Sunflower Science

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Planting sunflower seeds and completing an observation sheet to record their progress.


Sunflower seeds
Observation sheet (see attached)
Name labels/lollipop sticks
Hand washing facilities


Plant seeds with the young people and explain what a seed needs to grow (germinate - teach new terminology). Get the young people to predict events as per record sheet. Young people can then take their seeds home and record actual events using the sheet. I have only made the first two weeks observations as a badge requirement, because a young person may not have the opportunity at home to see it through to a full grown sunflower - if they do, it will also complete the 'Help' criteria for Gardener Badge.


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Badge Links

  • Experiment - Experiment
  • Gardener - Growing plants
  • Gardener - Record