The bean experiment

It’s important for kids to learn about how plants grow and where our food comes from. Simple experiments with plants, like the bean experiment, can help encourage their interest.

Run the bean experiement

What you see above the soil is only half the equation. There’s so much hidden magic going on beneath the surface, including how plant roots grow. Create this simple experiment at home using a clear jar, potting mix and large bean seeds that makes it easy to see leaves above the soil and roots below the soil.


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Full instructions on how to grow your very own bean experiment.

BEAN EXPERIMENT


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