Provide each child with a plastic resealable bag.
Allow each child to scoop a small amount of dirt into the bag.
Place a wet paper towel inside of the bag.
Plant two lima beans in the soil of each child's plastic bag.
Hang all bags in the window to be able to get as much sunlight as possible.
Have the students journal the procedure with words or pictures. Provide a guideline. First we _____. Next we _______, and so on.
The plastic bag will act as a green house and the lima been will begin to sprout. The children will be able to track the progress by viewing the roots in the plastic bag.
Teach the children about what the seeds need to sprout: Soil, sun, and water.
Have the students journal again, drawing and labeling the roots. Define root.
Transplant the seeds into cups when they have sprouted.