Hi everyone, this is Elise Brimhall, Education Program Manager at PBS Utah, and I am back with week 2 of easy, engaging activities that you can do with your kids while social distancing and while the schools are closed. If you missed week 1, head over to our blog and check out the three space themed activities from last week.
This week we are exploring "The World Around Us," and we are starting right in our own kitchens! Just because we are cooped up, doesn't mean we can't still learn from the world around us. This activity is the perfect way to bring a little spring into your home. We are going to sprout beans and observe them over the next week or so. At that point, they can be transplanted into dirt cups and eventually moved outside to a garden or window box. I used dried black and pinto beans I had on hand for this activity, but you could try any bean you have at your house and see how it sprouts.