||we know: seeds germinate, they need light and water to germinate and grow, germination means to start growing, and end of germination is when you first see the plant come out
||The question is... How does the amount of water effect the percentage of germination? We came up with it by thinking of all the different components of the process. The question fits the topic because we know that seeds need water to germinate.
||If there is more water then the plant seed will germinate at a faster rate. We think this because plants need water to survive and if they have more water then its easier for the seed to go through the process.
||Our plan is....
Step 1: put seeds in 5 different petri dishes
step 2: water each petri dish at around 1 p.m. daily
step 3: water 1st petri dish with 1 drop
step 4: water 2nd petri dish with 3 drops
step 5: water 3rd petri dish with 6 drops
step 6: water 4th petri dish with 10 drops
step 7: water 5th petri dish with 20 drops
step 8: observe the changes in the seeds each day
||The more water a seed receives the faster it germinates. When there was only 1 drop of water in the seeds, 0/8 or 0% of the seeds germinated during all 7 days. Then, when we did 20 drops of water, 6/8 or 75% of the seeds germinated by the 4th day.
||Middle School Students (grades 6,7,8)
||DeWitt Middle School