Last post about our plant unit. We planted lima bean seeds in clear cd cases so we could watch the roots grow. No, this was not an original idea of mine. I found the idea at: http://www.2busybrunettes.com/2012/03/08/its-time-to-spill-the-beans/. We started out really dedicated to the idea and planted and watered with care.
What we learned:
1) this works beautifully and you should all try it if you are studying plants;
2) put the cd cases somewhere secure so they won't fall and lose soil;
3) water them regularly (I'm just full of unexpected insights today, aren't I?);
4) even if they die much learning takes place.