Agronomy Feeds the World: Team Squash

Project by group cmsmulcaheyaftwfall2021

Explore I know that plants use photosynthesis to get light and energy and make it into food for the plant. We have discovered that plants don't need anything to suck up the water from the soil it just absorbs it and gives water to the plant. We also learned that there are hairs on the roots of the plant that help absorb water. The questions about plants that interest us are how do they produce oxygen? JS, JSM, JN, JC
Research Question Our question is how will a basil plant react with water, with out water, and one with some orange juice and water in it. We wanted to test whether or not water is the best liquid for plants. We want to get one plant with no water, one plant with water, and one plant with orange juice and see what the outcome for each will be. Whichever plant grows the tallest and has a good structure determines which liquid is better. JC, JS, JN, JSM
Predictions We think that the plant we are going to pour water to is going to grow. For the one that has no water, it's going to die. For the late one that has water + acidic water (orange juice), it's going to grow but at a slow rate. JSM, JN, JC, JS
Experimental Design Our plan is to see what plant grows the tallest and overall looks healthy. First we are going to have the plants grow by providing it water and light. After they all sprouts into the cups. Then, out of the three cups, we are going to keep giving one of the plants waters. We are going to stop giving the other plant water. Then for the last plant we are, instead of giving it just water, going to give it orange juice with water. We are going to measure how tall the plants are and we are looking at how well the plants look structure wise. We will record our data by measuring them everyday when we start the experiment. Then we are going to describe how they look. JSM
Investigation Theme AFW
Grade Level High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)
Teacher Name Brian Mulcahey
School Name Catholic Memorial School
Session Fall 2021