Growing beans in a bag
An experiment to explore germination| April 2020
To grow beans in a bag is an experiment that helps children understand germination. It's easy to do, and the children will enjoy it.
1. Place several damp, folded paper towels into a zip lock bag. Insert five staples about halfway up the bag. This will keep the beans in the right place so that there's room to watch the roots grow.
3. Place a few beans into the bag.
4. Tape the bag onto a wall or window. Add water as needed to keep the paper towel damp.
5. Watch what happens! About three days after planting the first roots appear...
A few days later: the stems start to push upward.
After ten days the leaves begin to peek out of the seed coat.
Two weeks: the first true leaves appear while the stem continues to grow and grow!
How tall will they get? (Larry is sure they'll touch the ceiling!)