Last week we dissected a lima bean to see what was inside. First we removed the thin covering on the outside and split the bean in half. Then we discovered that there is a tiny plant growing inside the bean (an embryo). We learned that the two sides of the bean seed are the food for the embryo. We decided to plant some lima beans and see if they would grown. Each child wet a paper towel and put the damp paper towel and seed inside a Ziplock bag. Some children decided to leave the bean so you could see it and others wrapped the seed with the towel. We hung them in the window so they could get sun (we decided they need sun and water to get started). We have been letting them soak in the sun and water all week. We have been watching as the bean seeds change a little each day. On Friday Johanna's was the first to sprout!