The Sunflower Squad

Project by group dmsstiemspring2021

Explore We know that seeds germinate and need water to do so, and we are wondering, will a plant grow faster with a lot of water or a little bit of water. We also know that plants need to photosynthesize to produce glucose. With the glucose, the cells do cellular respiration and produce ATP.
Research Question How does different amounts of water affect the speed of the seed's germination?
Predictions If we vary the amount of water that each seed gets, then the seed with just the right amount of water will germinate the fastest. I think this because the seed with not enough water will be slower because of lack of water, and the seed with the most water might be overwatered and drown.
Experimental Design We will have forty seeds and vary the water amount for each. 10 seeds will get 5ml of water, 10 seeds will get 10ml of water, 10 seeds will get 15ml of water, and 10 seeds will get 20 ml of water. We will use the same seed (peas) and they will all have the same amount of sunlight. We will see which group of seeds germinates the fastest and measure the speed of the germination.
Investigation Theme WOS
Teacher Name Kristen Stiem
School Name DeWitt Middle School
Session Spring 2021