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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|Created||16 Feb 2021|
|Owner||DMS Gray Spring 2021|
|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 water and the one with 1 tbsp of water was the best amount of growth and had almost all of its seed opened and getting ready for peapods to come out. Reasoning: The petri dishes with 1 ½ tsp of water and the one with 1 tbsp of water had the best growth and best seed length, which meant that when you put more water into a petri dish then the ones with the most water will grow to be the biggest and the one in better length.|
|Teacher Name||Evelyn Gray|
|School Name||DeWitt Middle School|