Welcome to the Full Of Beans Global Project!

We will be collaborating, documenting and sharing our seed growing. The purpose is to connect classrooms and help share common experiences. We look forward to you posting your observations of your plant growth.

Our Curriculum Goal:

Students will describe the changes plants undergo in a complete life cycle, identify the parts used to produce specific products, and describe how these products are produced.

Instructions For The Project

Please plant your bean seeds on April 22nd, 2014
1. Soak the beans, or seeds of your choice in water overnight.
2. Have students stuff an open jar or a plastic baggie with a moistened paper towel or cotton balls.
3. Have them place three beans between the glass/baggie and towel, and moisten as needed.
4. Post pictures, video and or audio to the wikki to share with the other classes.
5. Ask students to observe: on the third day, the seed may be soft and fat. On the fourth day, the skin may loosen and the root may begin to appear. On the sixth day, root hairs may begin to sprout from the big root. On the eighth day, pale shoots may sprout, representing the beginning of a green plant. When the leaves and roots are well developed, have the students plant the bean plan in a pot of soil.
6. Have your students record all of their observation over the next few weeks.

There are many ways to document your seed growth. A few suggestions are:
  • A written plant journal
  • Take a picture each day, use Skitch to label and discuss the changes
  • Use the Book Creator App for a multi-media creation filled with audio, video, text and images from your students.
  • Have each student create a personal seed journal on Explain Everything, creating a new page each day of the project.
  • Create a class observation book.
  • Take a picture each day for a stop motion project with an app like iStopMotion for the iPad.
  • However you choose to record the results please post your progress at least twice a week on the wikki so other classes can view your progress.
  • We will also be using the hashtag #brainybeans to communicate on Twitter.

Items that must be included in your observations:
  • The temperature that day.
  • The date or day number
  • If the seed has started to sprout, the measurement of how tall the sprout is using millimeters and or centimeters

Information to include on your wikki page:
  • Your location and School name
  • The grade of your students
  • Your classroom Twitter handle if you have one

Locations of visitors to this page

How to Sign Up

Once you fill in the google form I will create a page for your class on the left hand side. You will need a login to edit the wiki. When you try to edit it the wiki, it will ask you to fill in a form asking for permission to join. Once I approve it, you will be able to edit your page. The page I create for you is where you will add your observations. You may add text, images, audio and video to your page. Please feel free to be as creative as you wish.

Thank you for joining! If you have any questions please contact me on Twitter @Mrswideen or email me at mrswideen@gmail.com

* A special thank you to Sarah Soltauheller for allowing me to duplicate her project from 2 years ago.