Bean germination experiment

An investigation for year 2 and P3, linking to the topics plants and biodiversity and interdependence, focussing on how beans germinate. Pupils will set up an investigation to see how well bean seeds grow in different environments. In this experiment you can add bean seeds every other day so that at the end you will have an example of each stage of germination, which looks like a stop motion animation.

This pack includes:

  • A three-part lesson plan
    • Printable differentiated observation sheets
    • A PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘The secret life of seeds’
    • Printable instructions

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Bean seeds (any type)
  • Compost
  • Large clear plastic cups
  • Carboard toilet roll tubes
Year 2
Bean germination experiment

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