Friday, May 4, 2012

Seeds in a Bag

We planted seeds in a bag in order to show the students how seeds grow and to better see all the parts of a plant.  Before having the students plant their seeds I placed a paper towel inside a sandwich size ziploc bag.  I then put a line of staples about an inch from the top of the bag to keep the seeds from falling into the water.  The students then placed 3 beans into the bag and poured 3 tbs of water into the bag.  I taped them onto the window.

The bottom row of bags are labeled "no water" and "no air" so the students could see that seeds need air and water to grow.
Here you can see the seed growing.  We talked about the different parts of the plant: roots, stem, leaves.

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