Let me first give credit to a blog I follow titled, www.fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com. It is spending time reading their blog that gave me the idea to sprout lentils. (They have a link on their site with directions.) Being that it was in perfect timing for Science objectives that needed to be met in my classroom, I figured we could do a lesson that could go from classroom to coop and benefit both my students' education, and the health of our chickens. (And, as I explained to my students, if the chickens are eating healthy, they'll give us healthy eggs, and therefore the food my family is eating will be healthy...and that's another lesson on another day!) SO, project "How to Sprout Lentils" began.
On day one, our class went to the science lab. While there, the students were divided into five small groups and each group prepared a jar of lentils to observe. (I wish I could include pictures of each group of students having such fun, but unfortunately, I can't put my students on the internet.)