The last couple of weeks have been busy in the fifth grade classroom! One of our science units was about life cycles, so we planted bean seeds so we could watch the bean seed life cycle. We planted the bean seeds in a cup with only moist cotton to get them started. In just a few days, almost all of our beans sprouted and a few really took off.
This past week, we wrapped up our science unit on cells. The students had to create a 3D model of either a plant or an animal cell. The students were really creative! There was a variety of materials used, including legos, playdough, styrofoam, candy, and cake! We had a "cell-ebration" where we invited the other elementary classes over to look at our cells. I was very impressed with their projects!