With spring in the air and gardening a great homeschool activity, I thought a fun experiment was appropriate. Why not have fun in your homeschool & encourage a love of learning with the Bean Plant Experiment for Kids?
This is one of the easiest plant science projects you’ll ever do – the bean plant experiment for kids. When I taught public school, I did this every year with my science classes. All 30 kids had bean plants growing on our classroom windows.
One reason I love this project is it is so simple, but teaches so much about plants (root growth, plant growth, photosynthesis, and so forth)
If you are homeschooling, you probably have all the supplies at home right now. All it takes for each child is 4 pinto beans, 1 paper towel, 1 plastic baggie, 4 staples and some tape (forgot to include the tape:-)
Fold your paper towel in half. Fold it in half again. Insert the folded paper towel into the baggie. I like the fold & close baggies because it is lightweight and stays open at the top. You can use a ziploc if you like.
Place 4 staples along the bottom edge. Leave about 1″ from the edge to allow for the roots to grow.
Tape the baggie to the window. Be sure your child can reach the top to water the plant. If you have several kids, write their name on the baggie with a Sharpie.
Water your plant. You don’t want to drown your plant, but you do want your paper towel to be completely soaked. It’s okay to have a little water in the bottom of the baggie as you can see in the photo.
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What spring projects are you doing this year? Post a comment. I will be giving away a copy of “Habitats for Birds: How to Create an Inviting Backyard for Birds” to 2 readers who post a comment this week. Or check out the Science Share & Tell