TERM TWO: How does it grow?

Branching Key

A branching key is a tool to help identify and classify objects.

A branching key includes questions to answer and arrows to follow until the object is classified.

It has been very useful while we have been classifying animals!

Where do animals belong in the animal kingdom?

You may find the following websites helpful …

Bean Seed Germination

Why are dry bean seeds kept in a waterproof packet?

Think about what we know about seeds and the effect water has on them?

How might we determine the top and bottom of the seed?



During our inquiry for the past few weeks we explored the germination process of a bean. If you would like to have another go at this experiment here’s what you will need:

  • snap lock bags
  • paper towel
  • pegs
  • 1 magnifying glass
  • soaked beans (in water)

What to do:

  1. Dampen your paper towel, flatten it out and put it in the snap lock bag.
  2. Place the seed in between the paper lining and the bag.
  3. Either hang your bag or place it in a sunny area.
  4. Watch your bean seed grow through the early stages of its life cycle\

TERM ONE: How can I make a Contribution?

The Three Levels of Government