|Explore||They need CO2, water, sunlight, energy, also known as ATP to help plants grow. Plants go through photosynthesis. Different types of plants need different things or more amounts of one thing than others to live.|
|Research Question||How much water do plants need to have a better growth speed?|
|Predictions||Seed size will affect the speed growth of a plant because if the seed is smaller they don't need as much water till they start growing and getting bigger.|
|Experimental Design||3 petri dishes with different amounts of water. One with 1 tsp of water, one with 1 1/2 tsp of water, and one with 1 tbs of water.|
|Conclusion||Claim: If you put more water in a petri dish then the one with the most water will grow faster than the one with not a lot of water. Evidence: This is because we put one petri dish full with 1 tsp of water and one with 1 ½ tsp of water and one with 1 tbsp of water, the one with 1 ½ tsp of...|
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Thank you, pink flamingos! It was great working with you, and seeing how much care you put into your plants. I wish you the best on your studies!
Thank you, Simon, for helping us along the way with our pea seed investigation! I hope you enjoyed our information we collected because I certainly did!
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Hello, team — Very exciting work! Please let me know if you have any questions for me.
Hello, pink flamingos — It sounds like a lot may be happening!
I just wanted to confirm that you are measuring the roots to see how fast the plants are growing. Have you been measuring the roots daily, like you mentioned in a previous post?
And if you've moved your seeds out of the petri dishes and into pots, does this mean you are done with the experiment?
Thanks for the photos, team! Looks like you are documenting the experiment well. How are the plants (the roots and shoots) doing?
Most of the pea seeds are brown, I think it's because they don't have enough room to grow.
It looks like there is brown stuff on two of the peas. I did some research on it and it said it could kill the pea seed. Do you know any way of preventing the pea seed to die?
All of the seeds in all of the containers have started growing roots! Yesterday I gave the 1 tsp less than half of a tsp of water since they looked dried out.
Great observations, team! Make sure you document these things you're observing, so it will be easier to draw conclusions from your work later. You photos are very clear and exciting!
Hi, team. It looks like your seeds are off to a good start. Some look more dry than others, which will tell you something if you get different results in root lengths!
Hi, Pink Flamingos —
I like the idea of measuring the length of the root! Will you be able to measure the roots more than one time?
Hi, Pink Flamingos! Very nice to meet you all!
What cool plants. Roses are certainly beautiful plants, with some parts you can even eat! Tulips, which are also gorgeous, were once considered so valuable that markets in Europe in the 1600s once sold them for the amount of money an average person made working six years! Sunflowers are a favorite of mine for the way that they move during the day, actually turning their flowers towards the sun as it crosses the sky! And I think we all owe a lot to grasses, a large group of plants that includes corn, wheat, rice, and sugar!
Thank you for posting your project info. I like your Research Question very much! But your Predictions make it seem like you will be taking a look at different seed sizes. I recommend that your Predictions focus on only one variable (which is a thing you will change between experiments when everything else is the same).
How would your Predictions change if you were only talking about the amount of water, and how it affects the speed of plant growth?
Hello! I am Mr. Gunner, and I will be your scientist mentor for this project. I am excited to be working with you! Feel free to ask me questions and update me on whatever steps you are working on, so I can help.
I work outdoors in the San Francisco bay area, studying and protecting plants that grow in marshes. I think plants are awesome. Plants are our food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and they also look cool and do amazing things!
So when you get online, please make sure to tell me:
1. Your first name
2. A plant you like
Good luck with your project! I'll be here the whole way.
Hello, team! --- Great question. Plants need water to live, and sometimes more water helps plants grow more!
Please think about what you mean by "fast". How can you measure the "speed" of a growing plant?
For our question, we were thinking about doing, Does the amount of water affect how fast a pea plant will grow.