Praxis Science Outreach Science: Seed Bombs

The latest Praxis Science Smarts Column in the Medicine Hat News.

Praxis Science Outreach Science Smarts Column

July 23, 2022

The latest Praxis ‘Science Smarts’ column in the Medicine Hat News. The article may also be found in the Medicine Hat News at or via PressReader at

Seed Bombs

As it is getting later in the summer growing season, it is time to do some succession seeding so my yard continues to bloom into the fall and I can keep enjoying the beauty of nature!

I thought this activity may be a fun one to get the whole family involved in. Let’s get started!

Remember to ask an adult before doing this experiment.


  • Several packages of flower seeds (that are suitable for late season planting — a nice wildflower mix perhaps)
  • Bowl
  • Potting soil/soil mixture
  • Baking tray
  • Several sheets of newspaper
  • Water
  • Field/garden/backyard for planting


  1. This experiment takes a bit of preplanning as you need to place the seeds you will be…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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