Bean Growing Experiment.
So in my attempt to continue working on projects, Jorryn and I decided to sprout some beans! This experiment was very easy to complete, with items already at home. It was also great to see the progress everyday! Jorryn, Zane, and I all enjoyed watching through the clear glass each day to see how much growth we had for that day. For our experiment, we used pinto beans and kidney beans. Jorryn hypothesized that since the kidney beans are a little larger, they will also sprout larger plants.
What You Need
- Wet paper towels
- Glass jars or containers — I used cute little juice cups that my Nannie painted for me 🙂
What To Do
- First, I folded up four paper towels for each glass and got them wet.
- Next, I pushed them into the glasses.
- Then, I added the beans. I made sure that they were touching the wet paper towels so that they could grow.
- Put the containers in the sun light so they can grow and then sit back and enjoy!
The first day, nothing much happened to Jorryn’s great disappointment. On days two and three, we were delighted to find some sprouts popping out of the beans!
After one week in the sunshine and adding extra water when the paper towels got dry, THIS is what happened:
Jorryn’s hypothesis was right this time! The kidney beans grew much larger, as you can see in the container of the right. The pinto beans were kind of flop. Nonetheless, it was a great experiment that the boys and I enjoyed!
I also discovered that you can sprout them in the house like this and then plant them in the garden to grow beans in the garden! I can’t report on how they grow in the garden yet, but I will definitely update when we see some progress out there! 🙂