Yesterday, as we were using some big lima beans for a project (more on that later!), Gracen began trying to open one. She was super determined and managed to flake off little bits of the bean’s outer layer, but she didn’t get much further than that. When she asked me how we could open the bean, I remembered one of my favourite science projects I did each year with my first graders here in Kuwait… A bean seed dissection. Though normally the munchkins I do it with are 6 years old, I try my very best to follow Gracen’s lead and interests when it comes to activities, and I knew she’d just love dissecting some seeds.