The Avocado Experiment for Kids
To attempt to sprout an avocado seed and maybe grow a tree!
This experiment may take up to a couple months for the seed to sprout. Patience is key here, lol!
- avocados: if you have more than one your chances are better for success
- see-through cup: 1 per avocado seed
- wooden toothpicks: 4 for each avocado seed
- Cut the avocado in half. Do not nick, scrape or cut into the seed.
- Wash the avocado seed. If you don’t, the bits will mold.
- Eat the avocado!
- There are two ends of an avocado seed. Both are basically rounded but one end is “pointier” and the other is “flatter.” Place the pointed end up.
- Jab four wooden toothpicks evenly spaced apart into the seed. The toothpicks should be placed as close to center as possible.
- Fill the glass or clear plastic cup to the rim with water. Place seed inside. The seed should rest halfway in the water, on its toothpick platform.
- Water should never be cloudy, so replace and refill when needed.
- Once leaves and roots have sprouted, you can transfer your plant to soil. If you live in the right climate, your tree may even flower!