Friday, May 8, 2009

An Experiment

The boys and I began a "science experiment" yesterday. We colored pictures of the stages a bean seed goes through, then glued them in order onto some paper. Finally, we put some actual bean seeds into a small Ziploc bag with a damp paper towel. They are hanging in the kitchen. We are going to observe them and see if the bean follows all of the steps we talked about.

We also planted some bean seeds in a cup. We put them in Ziploc bags to make our own green house and eliminate the need to keep watering the soil while we wait for the seeds to come up.
The boys are very excited about observing the seeds.


Jen said...

It makes me tired just to read about it! Really, it sounds like fun and I know the kids will learn a lot!

Laura said...

It was more survival than learning. Thursday was a fussy day, so I had to come up with something. T.S. and C.W. both checked them yesterday, so maybe they will learn something.