Bean In A Bag Plant Science Experiment
We love plants at Science Fun For Everyone and in this plant science experiment we are going to show you how to start your very own bean plant in a bag. Once your bean in a bag sprouts, you can then transfer it to soil and watch it grow. The bean in a bag plant science experiment is a fantastic activity to alter and manipulate to learn many fascinating things about plants for your next science project.
- 2 – zip close plastic baggies
- 2 – paper towel sheets
- Dry beans – Pinto, lima, navy, and black beans all work well for this plant science experiment.
- Fold each of the paper towels in a way that they will lay flat inside the zip close baggies.
- Saturate the paper towels with water.
- Put one of the folded paper towels into each zip close baggie.
- Put a few beans in each baggie on top of the wet paper towel.
- Zip the bags closed.
- Carefully place one bag in a sunny place and the other in a dark place without disturbing the beans.
- Check each bag daily and record any changes you observe in the beans.
How it Works:
The dry beans are simply the seeds of bean plants and only need water, oxygen, and warmth to germinate. Once the seeds sprout, they will then need soil and sunlight to survive and grow.
Make This A Science Project:
Test different types on beans and record your observations. Try other types of seeds. Try the bean in the bag plant science experiment at different temperatures by setting a bag in the refrigerator.