Spring is in the air and it’s time to get prepared for blooms and blossoms! A fun project for the Spring season is growing a bean plant in a jar. Guess how fast the plant will grow and what conditions will improve its growth. It’s an easy project for the start of the planting season!
It’s so much fun to grow plants! Let’s Make it an Experiment!
To expand this project and make it more like an experiment, plant multiple beans in separate jars. Put one in a sunny window, one under a lamp, and one in a dark corner. Write down your ideas about what will happen. Measure the plant growth every day for one week to see the differences. Why do you think there are differences?
You can also use three different types of beans – black bean, lima bean, kidney bean – and place them in separate jars, in a sunny window. Measure the plants every day for one week. Which one grows taller? Which one grows fastest? What other differences or similarities do you notice?
When your bean plant outgrows its jar, you can plant it in your garden or in a pot, and take care of it for the season. If keeping it outdoors, make sure the temperature is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit before putting it outside. Add sunshine and water, and it will be a happy plant!