An assortment of teaching kit items: books, potting soil and compostable cups

Magic Beans and Giant Plants

Topics: Gardening Observation

Skills: Communication Observation Questioning

Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 Grades K-2

Resource Types: Kits

Settings: Indoors

After predicting what – other than magic – caused Jack’s beanstalk to grow so tall, students design and conduct experiments to explore how different conditions affect plant growth. This open-ended investigation of conditions for plant growth assumes some student knowledge of basic plant needs (light, water, etc) and can be used as a springboard for more in-depth investigation of these factors.

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