November 18

Beans = Excitement

Who knew growing beans would cause such excitement and interest in our class?

As part of our plants and soil unit, we decided to plant some bean seeds! We planted 3 bean seeds each and have kept them by our classroom window. Mrs. Sullivan has been keeping the paper towel damp using a spray bottle. We did not use any soil.

Check out this video so you can try it at home, too!

We have been looking at our plants with a scientist’s eye by recording our observations on a regular basis. We are so excited when we can see the beans growing taller each day! We are nearing the end of taking care of our plants at school. They will be coming home soon where students will chat with their parents about whether they will plant them in soil or not.

Our next steps? We’ll combine science with math and will be measuring our plants. We will answer questions such as:

  • What is the average height of our tallest plants?
  • What is the average height of each student’s plant?
  • Why did some beans fare better than others?

Students have recently began presenting their AMAZING plant research projects. They researched quite a variety of plants. Here’s a few…

  • The Acacia Tree
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Lavender
  • Cactus
  • Hyperion Tree

If you could have your very own garden,

what plant would definitely be in there and why?

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Posted November 18, 2020 by MrsS in category Science and Social Studies, Teacher Talk

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