Friyay

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Explore They need water and light to grow, also we discovered germination and depending on the plant how much water the plant needs to germinate faster, lastly questions that interest us is how much water it takes for a plant to germinate faster.
Research Question How much water does it take for a plant to be fully germinated. We came up with it by just really digging in what to do between light and water and we thought water would be best. It fits it because it's about germination and that's what were testing someway.
Predictions Our prediction is If we give the plant more water, then it will germinate faster.
Experimental Design To see how long it takes for the plant to germinate.
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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Farewell and Best Wishes
As this research project is now in the final stages of wrapping-up, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this inquiry; the students, mentors, teachers and others behind the scenes. We appreciate all of your efforts and contributions to this online learning community.

Scientific exploration is a process of discovery that can be fun! There are many unanswered questions about plants just waiting for new scientists to consider, investigate, and share.

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Good bye for now.
Warm regards,
The PlantingScience team
Ruby Hammond
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Hi All,

You are very welcome, and thanks for letting me participate. Enjoy the last couple months of school!

Best,

Ruby

Kanin T
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hello i just wanted to say thank you for working with us on our planting science project i know everyone had fun with this project it was fun to kind of watch our plant grow. not only did i want to say thank you but i also wantted to say Goodbye!!!

Rayne
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Hi Ruby! I know I havent talked much but I do appreciate your help. Thank you so much! bye and have a great week!

Rachel
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Hi Ruby!

  Thank you so much for helping us this was so much fun! You helped us very much and i am very happy that we got you as our scientist! You're amazing! But sadly this is goodbye so bye!! Thanks again.

  From Rachel

PlantingScience Staff
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Looks like you are in the final stages of your projects.
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.
Ruby Hammond
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Hi Friyayers,

Excellent! I was mostly just trying to prod you make a graph, but it sounds like you did that so well done! Nice write-up, and I'm glad you were able to figure it all out.

Best,

Ruby

Ruby Hammond
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Hi Friyayers,

I must commend you on your excellent note-taking skills! It's key to take well-organized and consistent notes in science and it seems like you all have that down. Do you plan to make a line chart to demonstrate how each treatment progressed throughout your study (e.g., a line for each treatment on the same graph)? It would accompany your table well, and show your results in a way that is easier and faster to visualize.

Best,

Ruby

    Rachel
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    Hey Ruby,

     Thank you so much for your kind compliment! We made out graphs and we made them bar graphs! But we would like to share our explanation with you! The more water the faster the plants germinated. The more water only took 1 day to germinate and the right amount took 4 days and the little amount took all 8 days! The more water was green and tall and very health, the right amount was short and some were green, and the little amount had sprouts at first but then died. The reason it did that was that we were paying close attention looking and asking questions. This supports it because it was right on by having very close and good observations. This did have us stumped once or twice. We got it solved and got very good results! 

    Was that a good explanation?

      From, 

        The Friyayers!

Evelyn Gray
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Hi Teams and Mentors! First thank you so much for helping us out in this project. Today students began to update you with their explanations/conclusions for their investigations. Tomorrow, we begin spring break. My intention was originally that we would be done at this point, however, we are going to be wrapping-up after break. Please feel free to add any feedback on their conclusions, and they will view it when they return.

Thank you again!

Rachel
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Ruby Hammond
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Hi Friyayers,

Those look like some happy chickpeas! So, is the treatment with less water still not germinating?

Ruby

    Rachel
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    Hi Ruby,

    Yea! We took the healthy ones home and no the less water ended up having a couple green sprouts and then died a week later.

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Rachel
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Hey Ruby, 

 We are just giving a update and there are plants that are making good progress!

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  The Friyayers

Evelyn Gray
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Team! I love that you are adding pictures...but I don't think we are really seeing what you want to show. Try adding the pictures one at a time, so everyone can see them :)

Rachel
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Hi Ruby,

 We are giving all of the plants the same amount of time, and we are not giving up on the less watered ones, and i think we are ending this experiment tuesday because we have half days wendsday and thursday and then spring break!

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  The Friyayers

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Friyayers,

    Okay. That sounds great. I'm looking forward to hearing about what happens over the weekend.

    Best,

    Ruby

Rachel
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Rachel
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let me know if you can see the plant! my screen is showing that it is only showing me but i hope that you can also see the plant!

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for sending the picture. I can see the very corner of the chickpeas in one of the pictures. So cool! Germination is always my favorite part of gardening. I love it when those little lifeforms spring to being. So, what are your results? Which germinated the fastest? Or, did they all seem to germinate at about the same rate?

    Best,

    Ruby

    Rachel
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    Hey Ruby!

     I know its a very cool experiment! Are results so far it that with more water they germinate fast! Sadly the one with less water is slowly dying we think....but we are happy that at least 3 of them are somewhere were we can see them sprouting like both of the more water are green and getting tall the one with the right amount is just slower! But that is our results!

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         The Friyayers!

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for the update! Very cool indeed! Are you allowing your seeds that didn't get much water more time to grow? Or, did you give up on them? How long will you give them before you stop your experiment?

    Thanks!

    Ruby

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    Evelyn Gray
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    Rachel - Next time, upload one picture at a time. I think they will be easier to view that way.

Rachel
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Ya there is germination and we will send a picture!

Ruby Hammond
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Hey Gang,

How are things looking after the weekend? Any germination?

Happy Monday!

Ruby

Rachel
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Hi Ruby, 

 Thanks! We have a daily-to-do list we would like to share with you. For our list everyday we are going to come in class and observe and water the plants that need it for our testing and we will make if needed any adjustments.

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    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Rachel,

    A daily check-in sounds reasonable. Let's hope you don't have to make any adjustments, but if you guys do take some good notes so you'll remember them. Have you all done any research on how long it takes chickpeas to germinate under a regular water regime? I'm just curious when you might expect your first pea to germinate.

    Best,

    Ruby

Rachel
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Hi Ruby, 

 We only get 40 seeds and yes we do use the bottom of the water bottle as a pot. Thanks for the other recommendation and I think we are gonna stick with what we have cause its little bit easier for us cause some of team is struggling. We dont really know our average amount of water we need to add for the average one but we will find out by asking our teacher or looking it up! By the way we are doing chic peas!

 From,  

The friyayers

 

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Rachel,

    Okay. Chickpeas sound fun! Good luck with your experiment.

    Ruby

Ruby Hammond
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Hi Rachel,

Okay. This sounds good! I have another recommendation. I'm not sure what your limitations are so if you cannot do this it is okay. Scientists always must run replicates for their experiments. By this, I mean you should avoid doing each treatment only once. The way you all are doing it, you do have a bunch of seeds for each treatment, but you are putting them all in the same container (it sounds like you're using water bottles as pots?). A better way to do it (if you can) is to have two water bottles for each type of treatment. Can you think of a reason why you should do this?

Also, I think using the average amount of water is a good idea! So, how are you all planning to determine what the average amount is for your plant species?

Ruby

Rachel
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Hi Ruby, 

 Our prediction is that if we  give the plant more water, then it will germinate faster. We are thinking of 40 seeds and 4 water bottles and put 10 seeds in each water bottle. Also out of 4 water bottles two of the bottles with seeds get more water than what people usually give plants and one water bottle that gets about the normal amount people usually water plants and the last one with a little less than the average amount of water is given to a plant

Rachel
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Hi Ruby,

    We decided on the 2nd question and we are going to test it with water thank you so much for helping!

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    The Friyayers

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Friyayers,

    Excellent! So, how will you set up your study? How many different treatments (watering regimes) will you have? And, what are your hypotheses about those treatments? For example, do you hypothesize that if you keep giving plants more and more water they will always germinate faster? Of is there a point at which you think more water could be a bad thing?

    Ruby

Evelyn Gray
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Hi Students and Mentors - I have adjusted our schedule. We will be planting our seeds/setting up our experiments on Wednesday. I wanted to add time for additional correspondence. We will be checking the forums each school day. Thank you for everything!

Evelyn Gray
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Hi Team Friyay! Please make sure you complete the Explore Section by Friday!

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Rachel
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Hi Ruby,

    We decided on the 2nd question and we are going to test it with water thank you so much for helping!

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    The Friyayers

Ruby Hammond
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Hi Friyayers,

After reading your questions (nice job!) I think you all are really on a good trajectory. I could see some sort of combination of your two questions. You'll have to forgive me because sometimes it is difficult to communicate via email, but (regarding your first question) if you are solely trying to assess how long a plant needs to germinate, it could be difficult just testing that by itself. Evolution tends to sort of average things like that out within the same species ( although, of course there is variation... that's the basis of natural selection). You could do this question if you had more than one species, or perhaps if you included in the hypothesis some other variable... like light or water as you've shown an interest in question two! If you chose to do that and you only have one species (I'm assuming this is the case but please correct me if I'm wrong), you could formulate hypotheses about why different amounts of water or light might cause plants to germinate faster or slower, and use time as a measure of success. So, plants that grow faster would suggest optimal, or the best, conditions for germination.

If you all did this you'd probably need to have at least 20 seeds and they'd all need their own separate pot or container. Do you all have enough seeds and pots? If not, you could only test the effects of either water or light (only need maybe 10 or so pots). 

With that, I'll leave you with this. How do you think each of water and light would affect germination rate, and how could you test each of those hypotheses? 

Ruby

Rachel
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Ruby,

We would like to know which question is better or if we can critique them. We would really appreciate it!

From,

Rachel

Rayne
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Hi Ruby! We came up with two questions that we all agree with. Our second question is, how much light and water does a plant need to be germinated?

-Rayne

Rachel
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Hi Ruby!, 

    We came up with two questions that we all agree with. Our first one is "How much time does it take for a plant to be fully germanated?" 

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Rachel

Rachel
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Hi Ruby!, 

    We came up with two questions that we all agree with. Our first one is "How much time does it take for a plant to be fully germanated?" 

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Rachel

Evelyn Gray
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Hi! I was hoping we would have time to propose questions today, but we ran out of time because of good discussions!! Tomorrow, we will post our questions!!

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Madeline T
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Hi my name is Madeline. I like photography.

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Madeline,

    Photography is a great skill to have for a scientist! Having the skills to take good pictures is great because it allows you to share your science with the rest of the world. Good luck putting your project together.

    Best,

    Ruby

Rachel
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Hi, im rachel and i love to do competive cheer

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Rachel,

    Wow! You must have pretty good balance and I'd imagine a great deal of strength. Kudos to you! Hope your project development is coming along.

    Best,

    Ruby

Kanin T
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Hi im Kanin and one of my favorie things to do is spend time with my family and friends.in science we have been learning about photosynthisis and cellular resperation and my question for you is what is your hobby.

    Ruby Hammond
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    Hi Kanin,

    Nice to meet you. You've got to love photosynthesis and cellular respiration... those two processes that keep the world living in harmony! My favorite things to do are hike, read, surf, teach, cycle, and do science :) 

    Looking forward to hearing about your experiments.

    Best,

    Ruby

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