How to Grow Beans in a Ziplock Bag

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Kids can watch beans grow in a Ziplock bag
Kids can watch beans grow in a Ziplock bag

Children as young as 3 years old can conduct a simple science experiment by growing beans in a Ziplock bag. This project lets children observe how quickly beans grow and how they change during the growing process. In addition, it teaches children that plants need water, sunlight and a growing medium to survive. All of the materials for this hands-on experiment are inexpensive and easy to obtain.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Ziplock bags
  • Dried beans (any kind is fine)
  • Flower pot
  • Potting soil
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Instructions

    • 1

      Saturate a paper towel with water.

    • 2

      Place the moist towel in your Ziplock bag.

    • 3

      Put a few beans between the towel and the bag.

    • 4

      Set the bag on a sunny windowsill. The beans should form roots and shoots within a few days.

    • 5

      Transplant your beans to a flower pot after about a week.

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