I will give
each child one broad bean and they can look closely at it before
they plant the bean. Which are bigger? Are they the same colour?
Will it take them longer to grow than the cress seeds? Why do you
The children will come to the table individually and place their
bean into the compost in their pot. When all of the class have completed
this task a discussion will follow.
What will happen to the beans now? What do the beans need to help
them to grow? Where will we put the beans to help them to grow?
We will use
the laptop and projector to reinforce this lesson using CD Rom "Smudge
the Scientist" section on Living Things. This section allows
children to plant and observe the development and growth of a seed.
They can water the plant and give it sun by clicking on the icons
on the screen. If they give it too much sun or water the plant will
die. Children then can observe the best conditions for a plant to
will record the growth of the beans pictorially and observe their
Once again this was a most successful lesson as the children like
to be actively involved and have hands on experience. They are eagerly
awaiting their plants to grow into beanstalks for Jack to climb!