Summary: The Great Bean Race is on! Compete with classrooms from other regions to see which collaborative team can grow the tallest bean plant. Controlling for certain variables (including growth time and bean seeds), seven or eight teams in each classroom design and conduct a controlled bean-plant experiment to investigate ideal conditions for growth. Students synthesize bean-plant information into a newsletter that describes the project, their group bean plan, and facts about beans.
Subjects: Science, Math
Approximate Time: 7 weeks, 2-3 hours of class time per week
Essential Question Is conquering the impossible possible?
Unit Questions What are the perfect conditions for growing a bean plant? Why are plants important to us?
Content Questions What are the different parts of a plant? What does a plant need to live? What are the functions of different plant structures? What is photosynthesis?