Swaggy Seeds

Project by group dmsstiemspring2021

Explore A plant needs the right conditions to grow, which include the right temperature, moisture, and light. Seeds are still alive when not growing which is called being dormant, they travel and disperse by using animals and weather to their advantage. The seed starts to germinate, water has been absorbed, and activates the embryo and it becomes active. When the leaves have grown to the place where they can see sunlight, they start to photosynthesize. If there is not enough light, the plant will die. The questions I still have are, can seeds live without one of the right conditions and also, how does a plant know how to photosynthesize and when to do it.
Research Question How does changing the amount of water affect how fast a seed germinates?
Predictions We think the seed with the most amount of water will germinate the fastest. The seed with the least amount of water will germinate the slowest. The more water a seed has to take in, the more the seed can take in and germinate faster.
Experimental Design We will put 5 mL, 7 mL, and 15 mL of water in both bags with the seed. Everyone is assigned an amount of water per seed and they observe and water their respective seed. When the seed starts to germinate we will count how long it took for it to happen. We will take the number of days, average them and that will be our numbers.
Investigation Theme WOS
Teacher Name Kristen Stiem
School Name DeWitt Middle School
Session Spring 2021