Hairy Potato Head
The following experiment is a fun and easy way to see the effects of germination and the quick growth of grass

These are the materials needed to make your own Potato Head with growing hair:
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-Cotton balls
-Small bowl or shallow dish
-Any quick growing grass seed
-Paring knife
-Spoon or melon baller
-Items that will stick into the potato to create a face
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e.g., thumb tacks, rice grains, cloves)






Methods
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Cut the top and bottom off of a large potato.
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Ask an adult for help!
















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Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the top of the potato (melon baller works best).














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Put a few cotton balls in the hollowed out portion of the potato.














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Make a face on your potato using your imagination and what you have around like, thumb tacks, rubber bands… (we glued google eyes on thumb tacks for the eyes).








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Use the other end of the potato to sit in a shallow dish of water.












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Sprinkle some grass seeds on the cotton balls and keep watered. Place dish near a window that gets some sun but not in direct sunlight (you may want to mist the top with water to keep in moist).











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In a few days your potato will have a head of hair!!!!