We talked about the scientific process. I wanted the students to use the process to gain full understanding of it. The scientific process is listed below (in bold).
Question: Can a seed grow without real sunlight?
Hypothesis (prediction): We had several students predict yes and several predict no. We listed their names on our experiment sheet.
Test: The students received pinto bean seeds to place in a container with some gravel and water. We watered the bean seeds every other day.
Observations: We recorded our data by drawing what we observed in our seed containers each day.
Conclusion: After talking about our last observation, students agreed that the bean seeds sprouted and were growing!
Way to go first grade scientists!