Hello Swaggy seeds! Great team name, very fun.
Ok, buckwheat sounds like a great option. It has nice big seeds so you can see what they are doing.
Hmm, the amount of water is an interesting option to explore as seeds need water to start germinating (sometimes they need other factors too, like time in the cold so they "think" it's been winter).
Your buckwheat seeds should be pretty uniform in germination time as they are a domestic species (which means we have been growing them for a long time and it's handy to have the plants all grow at the same time). Wild plants (like my cacti) tend to be more variable. The uniform time will be very helpful, as you will be able to see impacts of the water easier than if the seeds just germinated at all sorts of different times.
sounds like a great project! How are you thinking to vary the amount of water?
She's a really helpful mentor, thinks of every detail of the kids experiments and tries to explain in a way that's simple and clear...
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