S is for Spring!
We "sprouted" Lima beans.
First we soaked them in water and put them in a wet paper towel inside a clear plastic bag.
We also put beans in a bag with no water to see if they would sprout.
The beans with the water sprouted and the beans with no water did not.
The children learned that in order for a seed or a bean to "germinate" they need water.
We planted the sprouted beans in soil , watered them, put them in the sun and waited for them to grow. We learned that plants need soil, water and sun to grow.
We planted our Lima bean plants in our garden.