pink flamingos

Project by group dmsgrayspring2021

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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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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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Simon Gunner
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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!

Julia G
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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!

Claire C
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Thank you for helping us with our project! It went very well and we wish we could keep doing it! But I hope you have a nice day.

Novah
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Thank you, Simon, for helping us along our planting science project journey.

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Julia G
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That's Claire's graph and not mine. I just uploaded it for her.

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    Simon Gunner
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    Hi, team! That is a nice graph. It’s missing something on the left side (the “Y-axis”). 3, 4, or 5.. whats? :-)

Claire C
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Here is the link to the graph of our data.

    Julia G
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    You can't add links, if you email me the graph I can upload it to files.

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Hi team!

We have removed the link to your Google document. Mentor, please do no request access to that link.

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Please share files (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Power Point slides, images) in the "Files" tab to the left of this text area.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Claire C
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Simon Gunner
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Hello, team — Very exciting work! Please let me know if you have any questions for me.

Simon Gunner
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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?

 

    Julia G
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    Yes, we've finished most of the experiment. Now we're just typing out our final lab report.

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Simon Gunner
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Thanks for the photos, team! Looks like you are documenting the experiment well. How are the plants (the roots and shoots) doing?

    Julia G
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    Yesterday I took the seeds home and put them in pots with dirt, they are looking way better (I also put some light on them and watered them when I planted them) 

Julia G
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Most of the pea seeds are brown, I think it's because they don't have enough room to grow.

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Julia G
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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.

    Simon Gunner
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    Very exciting observations! I'm not sure if you had planned to give water to the dried out seeds, but if you had not planned to water them then you do not need to. It is often important to follow the experimental design like a baking recipe; however, sometimes there are good reasons to change an experiment during it. I'm looking forward to seeing your data!

    Evelyn Gray
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    I agree with Simon, if you added water to one of them... Did you add water to all of them? Your investigation is based on the amount of water... so it is important be very consistent with your guidelines for water!

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Simon Gunner
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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!

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Simon Gunner
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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!

    Julia G
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    We watered the pea seeds yesterday and more have started growing roots! There's an itsy bitsy nub on one of them in the 1 tsp of water! Looks like none yet for 1 1/2 tsp, but I do see an opening where it'll start growing a root. And for the 1 tbs of water, all five of them have started growing roots!

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Simon Gunner
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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?

    Julia G
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    If there is a root growing, then we will measure it daily. But so far the roots haven't started growing yet.

Simon Gunner
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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?

    Julia G
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    So we were thinking we'd give each plant a different amount of water and see which ones have grown faster. By the way, we're measuring the length of the root to see which ones got longer.

Simon Gunner
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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.

    Evelyn Gray
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    Hi Simon, I am Mrs. Gray! I thought I would help this team get going here.

    1. Evelyn

    2. Sunflower!

    Claire C
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    1. Claire 

    2. Tulips

    Julia G
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    Hello Simon! I'm Julia and a plant I like is grass. 

Novah
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I am Novah, My favorite flower is Roses.

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Simon Gunner
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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?

Claire C
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For our question, we were thinking about doing, Does the amount of water affect how fast a pea plant will grow.

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Claire C
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Hi, my name is Claire. I enjoy playing sports such as golf, dance and swim. in my free time, i also like to play instruments too.