General, Plant Science, Spring Science

Seed Life-Cycle Science Activity

Seed lifecycle activity with printable.

Seed lifecycle activity with printable.

Seed Science Lifecycle of a Seed

We’ve started growing a bean seed in our little bean house and now it’s time to observe the seed lifecycle. This is a great nature science project that involves observation and data collection for kids. Expand on this activity by including artistic drawings of the bean lifecycle, dissecting plant parts as they grow, and using the scientific method.


  • Bean Seed
  • Paper Towels
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Printable Lifecycle of a Bean Activity


We’re observing our seed in our bean house, but you can just use a plastic bag, paper towels and a seed for this activity if you haven’t printed the bean house.

  1. Wet a paper towel and squeeze the excess water out.
  2. Fold the paper towel in half, and in half again.
  3. Put the paper towel in the bag and add the bean between the wet paper towel and the side of the bag.
  4. The bean should begin to sprout in a few days. Observe the changes as the bean goes from a seed to a plant.
  5. Use the printable seed lifecycle activity to put the stages of a seed’s lifecycle in order.

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Directions for printing the Bean Lifecycle Printable Activity: Click on the “Click to Print” button above. Download the Bean Lifecycle PDF to your computer and save. Open the saved file to print.

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