Today we did a seed dissection. I had never done this and found it quite fascinating! First, I soaked lima beans in water, overnight and during the school day. We observed dry lima beans and recorded our observations.
Then we got a lima bean that had been soaking in water and observed. The seed coat slides of and then the seed opens up. This was a bit tricky for lots of us, but we did get a few steady hands successfully open the seed up.
We used a folded 3x5 card to record observations. The outside was for the dry lima bean.
The inside was for the soaked and dissected lima bean.