Hey there Dr. G!
Today was day 8 after planting, and our plants with high nutrients have grown taller, and have also grown more true leaves than our plants with low nutrients. They also took in less water than the last time we watered them. Last time, the high nutrient plants took in 150 mL of water, while the low nutrient plants took in 100 mL. Today, they took in 50 mL each. But, it was a longer time period between the two watering periods.
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the students are really paying attention to their plants and measuring the different water uptake of their experimental conditions (high and low fertilizer) which I think could be a very exciting difference that highlights how plants use nutrients and water
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