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Tonya Kelly, M.Ed

Life of a Plant Cycle Journal and activity

Grades: 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Science, Writing, STEAM

Student Instructions

Watch Brain pop https://youtu.be/B8fthWzzGto Parts of a plant In this activity, students will dissect a lima bean, plant beans and journal the investigation of the lima bean plant cycle, seesaw instructions 1. Watch video 2. Review the example attached - Plant Life cycle Fact Sheet 3. Click student template 4. Twice a week students will check their lima bean growth by journaling the date, finishing the writing prompt "Today I saw..." and students will draw a picture of their bean. 5. Make sure you use the draft button to return weekly to log your observations of your lima bean. 6. Once the activity is completed :click: the check button.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Growing lima beans, sometimes called butter beans, inside your home is easy and rewarding. Because the growth cycle of lima beans is so quick and easy, this project is an ideal way to introduce children or gardening novices to the fun of growing edible plants. You’ll be able to clearly observe how a seed sprouts and transforms itself into a viable adult. https://www.doityourself.com/stry/3-steps-to-growing-lima-beans-indoors

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