Enhance your lima bean or seed growing lab with this observational journal, printable sprout house, and extras!
Students will create their own lima sprouting greenhouse, use their observational skills to document the growth of their lima bean, sequence the steps of a seed sprouting, and dissect a soaked lima bean.
Each Journal Booklet Includes:
❷ Seed Dissection Observation Page (Just soak beans overnight and pull the two halves apart to observe the baby plant growing inside.)
❸ Growth Observation Page
❹ Sprout Sequencing Page with sequencing cards
❺ Additional Observation Pages that can be added inside the booklet to extend the number of days your wish to record observations
Download Also Includes:
✚ Sprout House Template (in color and black and white printing option)
✚"Days in the Sprout House" Chart to track how many days your seeds have been germinating
✚"Parts of a Seed" chart (in color and black and white printing options)
✚"Parts of a Plant" chart (in color and black and white printing options)
✚ Pocket Chart Sprout Sequencing Cards to use as a mini lesson before completing sequencing journal page (color and black and white)
Booklet prints double sided for easy prep. Just print, fold, and done! Each page of the journal is a half sheet of an 8.5x11 paper.
Be sure to review the above photos to ensure the illustrations will correspond with the types of activities you would like to do. Product is not editable.
Also note: If using this journal with Pre-K students, it will work best in small groups of 4-5 at a time. Not all of the drawings will look perfect, but they will be meaningful to the child and will guide your Pre-K students toward developing their observational recording skills. Best of all, students can easily share their learning excitement with their families when they take their completed journals home!
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