Germination of a Bean Seed
Have you ever wondered what happens below ground as a plant grows? Today, you are going to watch a time-lapse video of a bean seed growing and make observations! You will write a haiku poem and draw a plant, including its hidden root system.
Before you get started
Collect all materials listed below. Find a quiet place to sit. Let your imagination flourish!
- A computer, tablet or phone to watch the video
- A pen or pencil
- A piece of paper or a notebook
- Some colored pencils or markers
Germinate: to begin to grow or develop
Seedling: a young plant
Root: the part of the plant that is usually below ground, affixes the plant to the soil and absorbs water and nutrients
Taproot: a straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.
Root Hair: a hairlike outgrowth of a plant root
Leaf: a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk/stem.
Branch: a part of a tree which grows out from the trunk
Trunk: the thick main stem of a tree, from which its branches grow
Stem: the main body of a stalk of a plant that gives rise to leaves and flowers
Syllable: an interrupted segment of speech (e.g., “gar-den” has two syllables)
Time lapse: a type of video or photography that shows a long time period quickly
First, view the video below without taking notes. Video can also be found at: https://tinyurl.com/ESYbean