Learning About Plants

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We've been enjoying these early days of spring (see the beautiful bouquet of daffodils my little Gracie picked for me?!). Just like at your house, grass is greening, spring flowers are poking up through the soil as it warms in the spring sunshine, bugs are hatching, and life seems to be renewing itself! We've been enjoying taking advantage of these spring days to work in some science to our preschool time here at the Goff house. We decided we needed to grow something.
Now, we grow LOTS of somethings around this place... chickens, gardens, blueberries, blackberries, I could go on & on... but those things, in particular the plants, don't come until later in May. SO, we decided to grow 3 pinto beans. And the best part is that she got to see the whole cycle of the bean sprouting! We placed a damp paper towel in a zip lock bag & set it in a sunny window. In just a few days, the initial bud was starting. In a few more days, we had a full sprout. In a few more days, we had a root runner and the green separating from the bean shell. This has been a lot of fun for Grace. She's always been around the garden, but to see it all happen up close and personal was a real hoot for her!


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