Step one : find unopened pine cone and wonder how to open it up …
Step Two : consider and choose a heating option
Step Three : monitor with enthusiasm .. and patience
Step Four : when no one is looking steal the pine cone from the oven, leaving it wide open to heat the house and hide it somewhere leaving those experimenting alongside you quite puzzled.
Step Five : explain the obvious to fellow experimenters “you should have looked in this box in this cupboard cause of course that is where I would hide it.”
Step Six : delight in the outcome
Step Seven : wonder some more about where the seeds went .. did they drop out in the carpet during the hiding stage of the experiment .. are they growing in the oven .. where there even seeds inside to begin with .. what does a tree seed even look like ..