Saturday, November 10, 2007

Spawn's Science Project: Unit A Lesson 5 - Plants

Spawn began growing this plant about a month or so ago. It was supposed to be a lima bean plant, but the lima bean seeds had been inadvertently left out of his science kit. We made do with some fava beans that we had plenty of from the kit instead. We were supposed to grow the seed in some rolled paper towel and observe the growth over a period of 5 - 7 days. It took a little more time than that (about 2 weeks) since we were using a different bean, but the results were amazing! In a kitchen where we've never been able to get herbs to grow on the windowsill in mid-summer, Spawn got a fava bean plant to grow in mid-autumn. :D The plant continues to flourish in little more than water and rolled paper towel stuffed in an old sippy cup. It is, however, very root-bound at this point. We took these photos yesterday:

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Chrissi, Cyber School Mom

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