Today I am sharing fun sprouts growing observation for kids.
This project came to live nearly a month ago to be honest, when I planted sunflower seeds in the garden.
After days of cold showers there was no sign of anything growing :/
We had some more seeds left so we get on planting at warm home.
I came across sprouting beans on wet cotton so I though of giving a try and make a fun experiment out of it for Ela to watch .
Do you remember when I mentioned this when we tried some experiments for the school project?
We ended up on Gummy bear growth as we wanted to keep the growing sprouts for our garden ;)
I found that I love making printable sheets for you so here you have it!
Just click the links below the images to print them out.
You can then cut each out and attach it to the jars.
Second one is the growing observation chart where you can write what observed including dates when you started and first sprout shooting, name of the seeds and other details of the observation.
Now lets have a look how it goes!
To make it more exciting and scientific I choose three different type of seed to compare which would be the quickest to grow.
You can do more then this if having more choices of seeds at home ;)
More types of bean maybe?
I first soak all of the seeds in water for a few hours but I think its not essential.
Next I watered a lot of kitchen towels and placed them in large jars.
Then I inserted seeds between a towel and a wall of the jar.
This is important, you want to see the whole growing process well.
It should look like this.
All has began at the third day.
Well, not all but the first tiny results :)
Beans started to sprout already and the sunflower seed were slightly open too!
Nothing could be seen on the lemon pips so I didn't bothered about the photo.
I rinsed the towels with water a bit again ;)
You can do that every couple of days.
After day 4 I ignored the photo shooting for a few days to give a lemon pips a chance to grow...As you can see, still nothing at day 9.Hmm :/
Only a bit of a mould appear, that's about it.
But look at the beans!
We obviously see the winner of the race here :)
Another week later...
After two weeks of sprouting we pick the sunny day and plant our sunflower seeds and black eyed bean plants :)
The lemon pips landed in the bin sadly :/