|Explore||We know that plants go through photosynthesis, plants need sunlight, food, and water, they are grown with all different types of seed, they have to germinate. Seedlings can become plants, flowers, and so much more. The seeds and the plants can come in all shapes in sizes. We were wondering what...|
|Research Question||How does the temperature of the water affect the growth of the buckwheat plant? We already know that the plants need a medium temperature of water to grow and become a plant. We also know that if we make our water too hot it might burn the seed and then it won't be able to sprout.|
|Predictions||If the water temperature is warmer then, the height of the buckwheat plant will be taller. This is because plants that are watered with warmer water germinate faster than plants watered with colder water. Also buckwheat is a plant that is grown during the spring so it is typically watered with a...|
|Experimental Design||We are going to have 5 petri dishes with 5 buckwheat seeds in them. We will put 1 ml of ice cold water in one dish, 1 ml of cold water in 1 dish, 1 ml of room temperature water in 1 dish, 1 ml of hot water in 1 dish, and 1 ml of really hot water in the last petri dish. We are going to put the 2...|
|Conclusion||The warmer the water temperature, the taller the plant will grow. We found this out because the seeds that were watered with very hot, hot, and room temperature water grew the tallest. This happened because buckwheat is grown durring the late spring to early summer so the seeds need warmer water...|
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The PlantingScience team
It’s great to see that teams from your school are wrapping up and posting conclusions. Enjoy the final stages of your project, and feel free to post any final comments or questions you have for your mentors.
Thank you so much for your time and help on our experiment! We had a lot of fun doing this and growing our seeds with you. :)
Sydney & Allee
Based on our results, we believe that the cold water is the temperature that caused our seeds not to sprout as well as the other ones. The seeds with room temperature water were the most successful, because we think that room temperature water is what seeds are the most used to. The seeds with hot water also did pretty well. All of the seeds with very hot, hot, and room temperature water all sprouted. The seeds with cold and very cold water only 2-3 seeds sprouted. That is the answer to our investigation question.
Yes, today is our last day and the roots are very long. They haven't sprouted leaves yet though. The seeds that were watered with the hot water were the most successful.
Have you already started seeing germination? It is an interesting stage to look how different root origin/structure are among different plants (corn and buckwheat in your case).
Hello, guys! How are you doing?
Do you guys have your experiment running yet? Keep me posted!