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||18 Feb 2019|
|Owner||DMS Stiem Spring 2019|
|Explore||Germination means to start growing, it has 3 needs water, correct temperature, and a good location. Seeds supply the food to the plant until its big enough to make its own food. Plants need external temperature, moisture, and light for it to grow. Different seeds react to different ways to a given environmental factor and could remain dormant for different periods.|
|Research Question||How does the amount of water affect the rate of germination?|
|Predictions||If you have the 3 milliliters of water then more seeds will grow. Too much water can rot the seed before it gets to grow, and if you don´t have enough water that means the plant doesn't have enough moisture to start the germination process.|
|Experimental Design||step 1: Set up 3 petri dishes for each water amount, with 20 seeds in each petri dish. step 2: Water all petri dishes, with the different amounts of water, once at the beginning. step 3: Wait a few days to watch the growth.|
|Conclusion||The more amount of water you add the more of the radish seeds germinate.|
|Grade Level||Middle School Students (grades 6,7,8)|
|School Name||DeWitt Middle School|