Many students think of the scientific method as a step-by-step process that all scientists follow in order. But real research is rarely so neat and tidy…it is really more of a research cycle or spiral because things you learn in one step can change your ideas about what you’ve already done or about next steps.
It is OK to change your thinking! We encourage you to go back and edit things you write in this section at any time as your ideas change. Just remember to ADD to your entries (put new stuff at the top) and don’t delete or overwrite anything you or other students in your group have written.
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|Title||CEMT ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:*|
|Access||public [View public profile]|
|Created||18 Feb 2019|
|Owner||DMS Gray Spring 2019|
|Explore||In the photosynthesis process the reactants are carbon dioxide and water. The products are oxygen and glucose. In cellular respiration the reactants are glucose and oxygen and the products are glucose and carbon dioxide. If the seeds are fresh then seeds can grow as little as 1 day.|
|Research Question||Does the type of seed affect how fast the seed germinates?|
|Predictions||If the type of seed is "corn" then it will grow quicker.|
|Experimental Design||We will be using the bottle's edge method. We will be using 7 different types of seeds per person. We will also be using water, soil,bottom of a plastic drink container, paper towel, and the light from the room. We will be changing the type of seed and we will be keeping the time that is given the same.|
|Grade Level||Middle School Students (grades 6,7,8)|
|About this Project||
This team did a great job of planning their project and communicating with their mentor. When they were planning their project, they realized that their original research question could not be done properly and so they pivoted to a new research question. They also communicated their results very passionately to their mentor. Overall, this team did a great job of staying involved! This team really embraced the scientific process and all the problems that came their way. Their initial research plan was very unique, however they realized that it would be difficult to do. The team then did a great job of being flexible when this happened, and they developed a new project that they passionately worked on. This team demonstrated qualities of great scientists that we all can learn from: both passion and adaptability.