||Recently in class, we learned a bit about germination. We learned how seeds often wait for the right time and place to grow. Seeds enter into a hibernation like state called being dormant. Seeds that are not growing are still alive, and they store away energy.
Plants also go through a process called photosynthesis which produce food to maintain itself.
||How does the salinity of the water affect the germination speed of soy beans.
||If there is more salt in the water then the time that germination takes will increase because seeds need minerals to grow and salt is a mineral.
Kaeden says that If the salinity of the water increases then the speed of germination will decrease because salt dehydrates so maybe it will dehydrate the plants.
||Step 1: Dip one paper towel in the salt water mixture and dip one paper towel in the fresh water.
Step 2: trim the paper towels too fit in petri dishes and place in the dishes.
Step 3: Place 5 soybean seeds in each petri dishes and cover with lids.
Step 4: Wait to see how fast it takes for the first seed to germinate and record the time it took to germinate.
||Claim: If you increase the salinity of the water the speed of germination will increase.
Evidence: This is true because if you look at our final table 4 out of the 5 seeds that where in freshwater germinated while 0 out of 5 germinated in the salt water. Also we had noticed that a few of the salt water seeds where getting dried up.