Science Projects for Kids: Classifying Plants

Grassy Brick Experiment

Grow a grassy brick.
Grow a grassy brick.
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Can you grow grass on a brick? You'll be surprised when you try the grassy brick experiment.

What You'll Need:

  • Non glazed porous brick
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Pie tin
  • Grass seed

Many plants can adapt to very difficult growing conditions. Grass seed, for example, can sprout in less than ideal locations.

Step 1: Soak a non glazed brick overnight in a bowl of water.

Step 2: The next day, put the brick in a pie tin. Set the pie tin in a sunny spot.

Step 3: Pour water over the brick so that it runs down into the tin until the brick is sitting in about 1/2 inch of water.

Step 4: Sprinkle grass seed on the top of the brick. The grass seed will sprout into plants.

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