How A Bean Seed Grows

 


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How a Bean Seed Grows

How a Bean Seed Grows

 

The root of the baby plant pushes through the seed coat, down into the soil, and begins to gather water and nutrients. 
     
The stem of the baby plant curls into a hook
and then ZING!!!!

It straightens up, pushing itself above the ground and pulling the seed leaves (cotyledons) with it. 
     
Once the stem is above ground, true leaves appear and begin to make food. The lunchbox food is no longer needed and the cotyledons fall off. If everything goes right, the true leaves begin making food to nourish the whole plant.The scientific name for seed-sprouting is GERMINATION.

 

Seed Sprouts

 

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