Pollination 1

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What do we know about plants from our experiences outside of school? What have we discovered in class and background research? What questions about plants interest us?
Research Question What do we want to test or study? How did we come up with the question(s). How does the question fit what we know about the topic?
Predictions What are the possible outcomes of our study given the variables we are working with? What is our explanation for why and how we think this will happen?
Experimental Design What is our plan? Be sure to include enough detail that another group can replicate our experiment. What variables will we test? What variables will we measure and observe? What variables will we keep constant? How will we record our data?
Conclusion What claim can we make from our experiment? What are possible explanations for our results? How do the data we collected and our reasoning with scientific ideas support our claim? What future experiments could be done to expand on the results of this experiment?

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Get to know your team’s scientist mentor, who will encourage and guide you through the scientific process of discovery. The more you share your ideas and research info, the more your mentor can help. You may also hear from a scientist mentor liaison who will be helping all the teams in your class.
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Christine Lauer
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Hey Guys,

Check out the feedback on slides that Irene gave you--great, helpful stuff!

adrian
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Sven
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I dont know if my intro updated earlier but my name is Sven and I am also a student at Alpharetta. I have been apart of this group however, i had trouble logging in

Sven
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Thank you so much Irene, Natalie, and Jodi for video chatting our class last Friday! It really helped

Irene Liao
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    Irene Liao
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    Hi team,

    I've uploaded a file with LOTS of suggestions. Many of them are pretty minor and easy fixes. But as always, you can use the comments/feedback as you see fit.

    I'll try to get around to looking at the "Essential Questions" later, if you'd like feedback on that, too.

    Lastly, I really want to emphasis that I think you guys really have a grasp on the topic! The suggestions I have is to get you to try to communicate those thoughts a lot more clearly so that the readers are not making assumptions. It's something that I struggle with my own writing; my professor is always asking me the same questions that I posed to you.

    Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!

    Best,

    Irene

Noah W
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Christine Lauer
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Load your powerpoint & documents

adrian
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Irene Liao
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    Irene Liao
    said

    Thanks for uploading the new files. I will upload a new file with a few minor changes soon.

    Your last line: 

    "If cross-pollinating increases how many seeds a plant produces, we will conclude that cross-pollinating is important for farming and species survival"

    Can you parse this out for me a bit more? I have a lot of questions to try to guide you to thinking about this more: 

    1) What happens if cross-pollinating does not increase the number of seeds? Can you think of reasons why this might happen?

    2) What about if there is not a difference between the two? What then?

    3) Do you think what applies to Brassica rapa (B. rapa) applies to ALL crops? Why or why not?

    4) Can you think of crops where you might want to reduce cross-pollination? Or even instances when you don't want cross-pollination? For instance, what if you have a "perfect crop" that produces a lot of seeds? Do you want to cross-pollinate (or mix) this "perfect crop" with a crop that doesn't produce as many seeds?

    5) Getting back to one of my original questions: can you think of instances when self-pollination can be beneficial? What if you don't have anything in the environment to pollinate it? What happens then?

    I like how you are thinking about applying this to agriculture (super important!), so that's awesome.

    Keep up the good work!

adrian
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adrian
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Hey Irene,

Just checking in. I want to make sure that you are aware that the plants we are growing are Brassica Rapa. I want to make sure you are well aware of what we are doing here in this project. If you have any further questions just ask them here and I'll do my best to answer them.

Irene Liao
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Irene Liao
said

Hi team!

Thanks for uploading the your files! I'm planning to take a look at them over the weekend, and I'll get some comments back to you by Monday.

Thanks for the pictures as well; hope that the plants are doing well!

- Irene

Noah W
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Christine Lauer
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keep up the good work guys! Hopefully there will be flowers soon.

Irene Liao
said

Hi Team,

Sorry it's taken more than a month for me to say hello! I just wanted to introduce myself - I am a graduate student at Duke University (not actually a professor!) studying the evolution of nectar production in morning glories. Morning glories also happen to be relatives of sweet potatoes, which is actually really important agriculturally in North Carolina.

In the meantime, I know you have started your project, and I'll try to take a look at the files you uploaded tomorrow. It looks like Dr. Jones had a few questions for you, so if you have the chance, definitely take a look at those.

Finally, yes, I did know that whales are actually mammals! Another graduate student and good friend actually studies the evolution of whale skulls. I can also tell you more about that soon.

-Irene

Eric Hunter Jones
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Hey folks, I'm excited to be able to work with you all on your project.  I teach at a small college in a rural sea-side town in Maine.  We live about an hour from Stephen King's house (in case you know who that is).  I teach mostly biology and botany courses but I also teach some environmental science courses too.

I see that you're using Brassica rapa plants in your experiment, they're very cool plants.  I think you're experimental design is a good one and you explained it very well.  What will you all be measuring about your plants?  That's usually determined by a hypothesis.  Have you all talked about hypotheses in class?  They're like "if then" statements that you can use to 1) articulate your predictions about your research and 2) use to guide your experimental set up and data collection.  I look forward to hearing back from you all and to working with you on your project, cheers all.    

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Noah W
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Hello Irene and Anita. For my group’s planting science project, we are growing two groups of plants (I can’t remember the species name right now). The first group will be pollinated by hand, and the second group will not be pollinated. We are pollinating the first group by hand because there are not enough natural pollinators out this time of year. The second group will act as our control. Each group will be given the same amount of water, sunlight, and lives in the same type of soil in order to avoid confounding variables. Our hypothesis is that if plants get pollen from other plants of the same species, then the seeds produced will be more likely to sprout.

Do you see any issues with our planting science project?

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Eric
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I look forward to being here with you today Irene. I hope I get to learn a lot about the beauty of science. I am very exited to learn and hope you are too. Fun fact: did you know that whales are not actually fish but indeed mammals. Sayōnara

adrian
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Hi, I'm Adrian B. McMillan. I enjoy playing the trumpet. I'm looking forward to learning things about the environment. 

adrian
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Hi, I'm Adrian B. McMillan. I enjoy playing the trumpet. I'm looking forward to learning things about the environment. 

Noah W
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Hello Irene. My name is Noah. My teacher, Mrs. Lauer, told us that you are a professor at Duke University. Are you solely a research professor or do you teach classes as well?

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