Campbellsville Elementary School students are studying germination.
In their science classes, third-graders are learning about what helps plants, animals and people grow.
To see the stages of life firsthand, students recently planted lima beans.
But, to determine what helps the lima bean grow, the students planted four beans and adjusted some variables for each.
One bean was put inside a Ziploc bag with water and placed in the sun.
Another was placed in the sun, but not given any water.
The third bean was placed in the dark and not given any water.
And the last was placed in the dark, but given water.
Students will check their beans each day and record any changes they see.
CES third-grade teacher Patty Haley helps her students seal their lima beans in Ziploc bags.
CES third-graders Joseph Greer, at left, and Angelina Babbs tape their Ziploc bags to the windows so they can grow.
CES third-grader Luke Adkins tapes his Ziploc bag to the window so his lima bean can grow.
CES third-grade teacher Patty Haley places her students’ Ziploc bags away from sunlight to see if their lima bean will grow.
CES third-grader Cayton Lawhorn places his group’s lima bean inside a wet paper towel and then inside a Ziploc bag.
CES third-grade teacher Marcia Sharp helps Adam Edmonds plant his lima bean, which sprouted.
CES third-grader Stephen Green records the progress of his lima bean plant in his journal.
CES third-grader Annabelle Brockman holds her journal, in which she recorded her lima bean’s progress.
CES third-grader Jayden Moore looks at his lima bean plant.
CES third-graders planted these lima beans.
CES third-graders planted these lima beans, below, and are experimenting to see which elements create the best environment for the beans to grow in the bags above.