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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Bean observation report

Bean Observation Report
Have you noticed that more veggie gardens are being made with today's technology such as: potting mix, planter boxes and electric gardening tools. People have had a go and loved the hobby. With that, veggie gardens are making people healthier and people have got a lot more energy to make more gardens. At school, my teacher, Kiri gave everyone in our class a bean seed, a Petri dish and a tissue to grow. I was keen as a bean to see how it grew.

I hypothesise that the lid would get lifted off the dish from the bean shoot. This is the bean seed⬇️⬇️

First, we got told to fold up the tissue so it could fit in the dish. 

Next we put the bean seed in the Petri dish on the tissue. I watered the bean. After we watered the bean, we had to measure the bean. My one was 15mm long and 6mm wide. 

Then, the action stated! We got a observation sheet from the teacher that we had to fill it out. 

20 days later, I had to make another observation on my bean. It had grown longer and wider. And it had a little shoot.⬇️⬇️ 

An inference  the lid would get lifted off the dish from the bean shoot. This is the bean seed I made was that the shoot had come through the white shell because it was growing and it had the right amount of water and sunlight.

On the 8.9.2016 I did my last observation of my bean. It had a large shoot, lots of squiggly roots and most importantly a grown bean. It was 4 cm long and 11mm wide, the shell had fallen off and it was green. The green was the bean. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⤵️

Another inference I made is the shell fell off because the bean was growing inside the shell, the shell was not growing.

My hypothesis was that the lid would get lifted off the dish from the bean shoot. I was wrong with that, my bean grew on its side, so I propped it up with tissues so it would grow properly.

In the end I learnt a lot and about observation and growing beans. Next time I would like to do this again with a bag instead of a Petri dish, and maybe not water it. I have learnt that you don't need dirt to grow a bean, and I am interested to see if a bean can grow without water.

By Charlie Hegan  
Room 13
Year 6 
Age 10

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