Thursday, April 12, 2007









Instructions for today's experiment:

Materials
clear plastic jar(s)
paper towels
presoaked bean or corn seeds

What to do:
  1. Stuff a clear plastic jar with paper towels.
  2. Add enough water to dampen all of the paper towels.
  3. Have the child "plant" the seeds in between the clear jar wall and the paper towels so they are visible from the outside.
  4. Watch the jar for the next week,look for root development and keep the paper towels damp.
  5. After some root growth,turn the jar upside down and watch for several more days , the roots will change direction to continue growing down.



3 comments:

Angela, MotherCrone said...

I love doing experiments like these. Have you ever used an experiment sheet? My kids used to love to make hypothesis and see if there were right. If you need a link, I can send one.

Kate in NJ said...

No, we are just getting started with
the experiment thing. Princess
keeps asking for more "science and math". I would love a link.
Thanks!!

nina said...

I want to see the experiment sheet as well. We need to get back in the groove and do this experiment.

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