What we did ......
In March the children were asked to keep a clear container to plant one of their beans. This container was filled with some compost and the bigger of the beans (the runner bean) should be slid down between the soil and the container so that the bean can be seen through the container. This bean should be kept in a sunny spot and the soil kept moist but not so that water can be seen in the bottom. Pierce the bottom of the container to enable the water to flow through and not drown the seed.
The link below shows the groupings for a school wide experiment with instructions to follow for the individual groups.
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Science group 1
Plant seed in optimal conditions in small pot (aprox 4” diameter) of compost placed in sunny window or greenhouse. Soil kept moist but not soaked.
Science group 2
Plant seed in a small pot (aprox 4” diameter) of compost and place in a dark cupboard. Water if soil dries out.
Science group 3
Plant seed in a small pot (aprox 4” diameter) of compost and place in garden. Water if soil dries out.
Science group 4
Plant seed directly into soil in garden, add something such as a tall cane or trellis for the plant to grow up. mark the position with a lollypop stick/marker and let the weather look after it.