Seeds are planted somewhere, they germinate, the students look at them.
The hard part is looking at what you are growing.
The point of this project is to provide students, teachers and interested parents with a starting point for investigating the germination of small seeds, in a way that makes them easy to see and record, using reclaimed hardware.
Step 1: Such a complicated set of equipment...
*You'd be amazed how much science can be done with recycled scrap!
Step 2: Preparation
Pull out the liner, and discard it and any labels responsibly. Depending on your local waste disposal services, both should be recyclable.
Step 3: Growing Medium
The easy way to do this is with a pad of tissue paper or paper towel, pressing the seeds against the CD case lid. The amount you need depends on the thickness of your paper - I needed two paper towels, folded into eight, with a little trimmed off the end.
Make sure you put the towel in the end away from the gap left by the liner.
Step 4: Just add...
I dampened the towel with tap water, and laid the poppy seeds in a line, because all I am testing here is whether the seeds will germinate, or be fed to the birds.