D.I.Y. Science – Grow your own food

The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

In this episode, you will learn how to make a miniature greenhouse that you can grow seeds in.

This resource is best suited to students in years 6 and 8 studying Chemistry and Biology. It looks at how water changes stated from liquid to gas and also the conditions that the seeds require to grow.

D.I.Y Science: Grow your own food

Find out how to grow your own food in a miniature green house.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

Have you ever wanted salad leaves on-demand, without having to go to the shops? Find out how to grow your own alfalfa in this short video.


What you’ll need:

1 x roll of sticky tape
Some alfalfa seeds
5 x cotton balls
2 x clear plastic cups
1 x spray bottle filled with tap water

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Years: 6, 8


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models

Additional: Careers; Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems 

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter