Saltwater and Lima Bean Germination Lab



The Saltwater and Lima Bean Germination Lab is an engaging and hands-on experiment designed to pique your students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of how abiotic factors, like salinity, influence plant growth.
With concerns over climate change and the rising importance of sustainable agriculture, this lab offers an ideal opportunity to explore the practical implications of environmental conditions on crop production.
This lab covers critical aspects of the scientific method, from hypothesis formation to data recording, enabling students to build strong investigative skills.
An answer key is included as well.
  • Lima beans
  • Salt
  • Tap water
  • Plastic beakers
  • Stirrers
  • Tape and sharpie
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags
  • Electric scale


Grade Levels: 8th – 12th
Total Pages: 14
Teaching Duration: 2 Days


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