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Bean Plant Experiment for Kids

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids

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.

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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)

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - SuppliesIf 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:-)

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - FoldFold 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.

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - StaplePlace 4 staples along the bottom edge.  Leave about 1″ from the edge to allow for the roots to grow.

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - Bean
On top of each staple, place a pinto bean.  We alternate the beans upside down to see how the roots grow when they start coming out of the bean top.

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - TapeTape 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.

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids - WaterWater 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.

Bean Plant Experiment for Kids
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Use your nature journal to track the growth of your bean plant.  Draw a picture of the bean each day.  Be sure to label the date. I’ll be posting updates of our bean plants.

Spring Block Clip Art - Bean plant experiment for kids

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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

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