We are goint to use CD cases! In this class, they've we used potting soil to plant their beans.
Watering the bean:
Watching it grow!
Measuring its growth:
Labeling the parts of the plant:
The hinges of the CD case should be at the top. That way you can stand them up and dirt won’t fall out. Also this leaves a nice hole at the top for watering the plants with droppers.
Plant your bean high in the soil. If you plant it toward the bottom the roots will grow out the bottom!
Tape the bottom shut. This will keep roots from growing out the bottom, and curious fingers from opening the case.
Use masking tape and permanent markers to label whose plant is whose.
Around day 5 or so I untaped the cases overnight so that they could have a little bit of space to grow. I taped them back in the morning. By day 7 or so, you will be ready to label your plants. We used paint pens.
Plant your bean with the concave side down. It should resemble the letter “n,” not the letter “u.” I didn’t tell my kids this. I just let them discover it… which was a nice learning experience. Just depends on which way you’d rather teach it.