Beans in a CD Case Experiment

CDA friend suggested this idea of growing beans in a CD case, and I loved it immediately! Think of it as the world’s skinniest terrarium. My experiment is to see how long the plant can grow in this narrow environment. So far, so good, with wet potting mix soil, 3 seeds and a fat clear CD case. Check back as I will update the growth process. This would make a fun “living diagram” and students could use a paint pen to label the parts of the plant when it’s grown, before they transplant it into something larger.  The plan is to share this project with children in Haiti (I travel next week with Project Hope Art) so they can learn to add this nutritional food to their diet.

11 Responses

  1. liz
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    I’d love to know of any updates. I’m planning this project for next week and I hope it works out!
    thanks.

  2. Jamie
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    A (maybe) stupid question: how do you water the plants?

  3. Sra. Carro
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    Love it!

  4. Great idea, love this!

  5. Anonymous
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    I have also seen this done with the clear baseball card protector pages. I want to see how you label the parts. That sounds cool!

  6. This is brilliant! We did this years ago with plastic cups and paper towels — but the CD case is even better!

  7. xinme
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    This is brilliant! We did this years ago with plastic cups and paper towels — but the CD case is even better!

  8. Love this!

  9. wonderful!!!!!!
    What a great idea!!!
    LG Kerstin

  10. Laura
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    What a fantastic idea! I’m pinning it to do later.

  11. What a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

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