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When I was 7 my father (a farmer) asked me to determine the germination of his soybean seeds. There were two types of soybean seeds, type 1 and type 2. I designed a small study in my house, where I planted both sets of unknown seeds and a variety of seeds I had germination data on (my control) in different pots with four seeds per pot and 6 pots total for each seed type. I took care to make sure each pot had equal access to sunlight, water, and constant temperature. At the end of my study, type 1 seed had 99% germination, type 2 seed had 95% germination, and the seed with germination data had 98% germination (the listed germination). I got to design my first study where I had to think about dependent variables, independent variables, controls, and in the process was able to help my father make agronomic decisions about his farm.