Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m so happy to announce the start of a new series I am hosting along with the wonderful Katherine from I Believe in Montessori and Vanessa from Mama’s Happy Hive! We are all so excited for spring that we are organizing a series centered around spring, featuring wonderful Montessori bloggers from across the world! Today, we are talking about Montessori science activities, and we are tying it into gardening!
Y is also super excited for spring! He can’t wait to get our garden growing with delicious vegetables and fruits! We have a fantastic assortment of delicious berry plants growing in our backyard. I am so excited for them to ripen and to be able to give Natasha her first berries directly from our garden! I hope Y leaves her some as he loves going out and plucking the fruit fresh! oohh, I can’t wait for it all!For this part of Our Montessori Spring series, I am sharing how you can regrow plants from dried beans. Y and I conducted a fun experiment to see which type of dried beans would grow the best.
Montessori science activities: growing beans
Why: Explore how beans grow, seeds, botany, and learn about the life cycle of a plant! This is a very hands on way to learn more about seeds. This is a fun way to study Montessori science activities.
What you need
- Handful of cotton balls*
- Plastic (ziplock) bags
- 3 bowls (for presentation)
*Note: you can also use paper towel instead of cotton.
Maybe once our plants are larger, we can use some of the beans for seeds and start this all over again. Isn’t that a great lesson for a child? To see the life cycle of a plant in such a hands on way – that is definitely a fun and concrete way to learn!
Materials to enhance this study
This article is part of 4 part series
Read all of the articles from the participants in this series
Gardening as Advanced Practical Life / Work and Play, Day by Day
More to come in this series
More Montessori Science Activities