Life Cycle of a Plant
Ms. Blanchard’s 5th grade science classes have been growing pinto bean plants for over 50 days! The classes were able to observe germination by planting the seeds on the inside walls of a clear cup. The students identified root growth by the 8th day. By the 19th day, stems and leaves were well established and the plants were making their own food through photosynthesis. Flowers were blooming by the 50th day along with the start of small pinto bean pods. Students recorded their findings through drawing pictures and labeling the plant parts such as seeds, roots, stems, cotyledon, leaves, flowers, and pods. Students will soon bring their plants home to continue growing their pinto beans until they are able to harvest them and include them in their favorite bean recipe!