February Science Activity

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February – 4-H Space Exploration

Will Food Grow in Space? Experiment!


Materials Needed

  • Small Sealable Bag (sandwich or snack size)
  • Paper Towel
  • Scissors
  • Water (in a small glass)
  • Marker/Pen
  • Pantry Seeds (Beans, quinoa, popcorn, etc.)



  1. Cut the paper towel twice the size of the bag.
  2. Wad the paper towel and dip it in the water, gently wring it out
  3. Flatten out the wet paper towel, and place 3-5 seeds on the paper towel and fold it in half
  4. Carefully place the paper towel with seeds into the zippered bag and seal
  5. Label the bag with the type of seeds and date.


Watch the Video for additional facts and supporting information! https://edpuzzle.com/embed/media/5f887997da209c412ed0cef3

Other 4-H Space Activities:  https://4-h.org/about/4-h-at-home/space-exploration/