Museum of Science and Industry

Make a Friend from Soil and Seeds

Step 6 of 6: What's happening?

Key Terms Defined

The stage of growth when a plant root sprouts from the outer seed covering

The end of the nylons inside the jar will absorb water, which will feed the grass seeds. The seeds will germinate and grow through the top of the nylons, giving your soil friend his hair. Be sure to water as needed, and have fun cutting your friend's "hair" into different styles.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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