esdgallofall2017 project 2

Project by group esdgallofall2017

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Explore Work on this next!
What do we know about plants from our experiences outside of school? What have we discovered in class and background research? What questions about plants interest us?
Research Question What do we want to test or study? How did we come up with the question(s). How does the question fit what we know about the topic?
Predictions What are the possible outcomes of our study given the variables we are working with? What is our explanation for why and how we think this will happen?
Experimental Design What is our plan? Be sure to include enough detail that another group can replicate our experiment. What variables will we test? What variables will we measure and observe? What variables will we keep constant? How will we record our data?
Conclusion What claim can we make from our experiment? What are possible explanations for our results? How do the data we collected and our reasoning with scientific ideas support our claim? What future experiments could be done to expand on the results of this experiment?
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Sara Tabner
said

Great work everyone!

Ellie
said

Thank you for helping us throughout this unit! We all had fun experimenting with plants. 

Reed
said

Mrs Tabner,

I would like to thank you for helping guide us throughout our experiment! Have a nice day

Reed 

Sara Tabner
said

Hi Team,

I enjoyed reading your analyses of the temperature experiment. Too bad your hot plate stopped working for your third trial, more data is always better and helps with your overall argument. What do you think would have happened to your third trial with the hot plate had it been working? 


I find it fun to think about an experiment on a larger or smaller scale depending on the original experiment. This helps me understand what is happening as well as find better ways to explain it to others. So for this temperature experiment on the rate of photosynthesis, what do you think would be an analogous example? How would you explain it to someone that does not study biology or chemistry? Think on a larger scale (such as all across the globe), keep temperature in mind, and think about your analysis of your data. Let me know what you think.

Ally
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Ally
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Sara Tabner
said

It looks like the group decided to address the temperature question. I can't wait to see the data collected!

Sara Tabner
said

Interesting! I wonder what your class is doing differently for a more successful plant? Great job!

Sara Tabner
said

Hello Ellie and group,

These are all great questions to explore. Great job developing them! I think when narrowing this down to addressing just one of the questions, it would be helpful to think them through as to how they would be carried out. For example in question 1, what different intensities of light would be applied to the plant and how is this going to be accomplished? Is the light going to be directly overhead? Will it be at varying angles? For question 2, what colors are you considering and how would you create different light filters? For question 3, how do you plan to control the temperature at varying degrees? Once you get to thinking about how to carry out these different experiments, one may seem a little easier and more straightforward than the others. 
Give me an update on this or let me know what the group has decided for the main experimental question. Good luck!

Monse
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Monse
said

Hello! 

This is Monse and according to everyone in our group, Halloween was a blast. Snip-Snap Doggo is flourishing; Mr. Gallo made the decision to split the radish seeds (Snip-Snap Doggo) into three groups so every class could have a specific plant they could care for. Snip-Snap Doggo for our class is doing the best. 

Ellie
said

Hello!
We are designing our own experements relating to photosynthesis and came up with three possible scientific question options. Could you give us advise as to which question to chose to carry out our experiment?
Here are the questions: 

1.  Does the intensity (distance from light to plant) of light affect a plant's ability to photosynthesize? 

2. Do different colors of light affect a plant's ability to photosynthesize? 

3. Do different temperatures affect a plant's ability to photosynthesize?

 

Sara Tabner
said

Hello everyone!

I like your name choice for the radish plant! I hope you all had a good Halloween. It sounds like the whole class may be taking observations on the same plant? Or does each group have their own? Can anyone give more details about the type of data you will be collecting for the experiment?

 

Monse
said

Hi!

We have a class plant, who we named Snip-Snap Doggo, so we can learn more in depth about real life photosynthesis. We just finished a lab where we learned about how CO2 effects photosynthesis. It was quite a lot of fun and very insightful. Halloween is today and it has been very fun so far. 

 

 

Monse
said

Hi!

We have a class plant, who we named Snip-Snap Doggo, so we can learn more in depth about real life photosynthesis. We just finished a lab where we learned about how CO2 effects photosynthesis. It was quite a lot of fun and very insightful. Halloween is today and it has been very fun so far. 

 

 

Ellie
said

Hi, 

We have a class radish plant that we are going to start taking care of, and our group is excited to watch it grow!

Sara Tabner
said

Hi Everyone!
It sounds like you just covered a great experiment that creates a good foundation for this project. Are you growing trees in class?
Ellie - great job explaining the experiment.
Monse - great job understanding the point behind it all.
Reed - I'm excited to hear about this radish experiment you mentioned.
Ally - What is more appealing about botany/biology than chemistry I wonder?
Talk with you all soon,
Sara

Ellie
said

Hi there!

We are in Biology class right now and we just learned about the Von Helmont Experiment. It explained how carbon dioxide is what gives plants the ability to make glucose, and then they can begin to produce cellulose and are able to grow. This is fascinating because we looked at how the tiniest seeds can grow to weigh hundreds of pounds. What is the biggest tree you have ever seen? 

Monse
said

Hello! We are in Biology right now and we began learning about the Van Helmont experiment. So far it has been very interesting learning about how such a tiny little seedling can become a soaring tree. 

Reed
said

Good afternoon, we are currently in Biology class. We just finished the Van Helmont Experiment. The next couple days we will be starting a Radish Experiment. Our group will let you know how it goes! Have a great week.

Your pal,

Reed

Ally
said

Hello from Biology class! We just ended the Von Helmont experiment. It was interesting. We also learned about the carbon cycle and photosynthesis. I personally enjoy this unit more than our last unit on chemistry. Have a good day!