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Explore We know about transpiration, which is the process of water evaporating through plants. We also know that plant cells are eukaryotic, because they are multicellular. We know that plants need sunlight, food, air, and water. Plants help the world survive and is at top of the food chain. Stems have...
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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Get to know your team’s scientist mentor, who will encourage and guide you through the scientific process of discovery. The more you share your ideas and research info, the more your mentor can help. You may also hear from a scientist mentor liaison who will be helping all the teams in your class.
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PlantingScience Staff
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Farewell and Best Wishes

As this research project is now in the final stages of wrapping-up, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this inquiry; the students, mentors, teachers and others behind the scenes. We appreciate all of your efforts and contributions to this online learning community.

Scientific exploration is a process of discovery that can be fun! There are many unanswered questions about plants just waiting for new scientists to consider, investigate, and share.

After the end of the session, we will be updating the platform and archiving groups and projects, after which time new updates/posts will not be able to be added to projects or groups. Please come back and visit the PlantingScience Project Gallery anytime to view this project in the future. You can search the Gallery by keyword, team name, topic, or school name.

Good bye for now.

Warm regards,

The PlantingScience Team

Saanvi
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Hi Ms. Julissa, we hope you enjoyed our presentation today! Thank you for all your help!We enjoyed this journey for creating an experiment and the poster. We hope to work with you in future experiments and have a great day! Thank you for all your help!

 

Sincere Wishes, Regan and Saanvi

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Dear Regan and Saanvi,

    I enjoyed your presentation a lot!. You looked very professional and on top of your project. I am really proud of you!. It is very encouraging to hear you enjoyed your journey to create and follow experiments up. It is my daily life, seasoned with teaching, administration and communication. I really hope you guys continue learning new things everyday. Probably we can meet each other in the future. I am a scientist and have an internet profile. You can google me any time. What I do it's for the benefit of the public, so it is very transparent and for everybody to read and comment :D.

     

    All the best,

     

    Julissa.

Saanvi
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Hi Ms. Maria! We just updated our file section with our draft of the poster. When you get the chance, please check it out!

 

Sincerely, Regan and Saanvi

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    Hello Regan and Saanvi, 

    Your poster draft looks great!. It is clear as your rationale is well explained!. I would suggest you put more images. Visually, a poster should have many images and pictures to help the viewer to understand everything without reading the text at all. Also, I saw some typos. Please double check it. And finally, it was so funny to read that Regan's sister ate the experiment (I am still smiling!...haha).  Great job!. I will be happy to check the poster again before you present it :D.

Saanvi
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Hi Ms. Julissa! Happy Halloween! Regan dressed up as an M&M, and I dressed up as... myself! I decided not to dress up this halloween. But, we would like to see what you dressed up as! Moving onto our poster, it is going pretty well. We have our results, background info, etc. finished. We will have a draft poster finished by November 5, which is also my birthday! We hope you are doing well, and Happy Halloween!

 

Sincere Wishes, Regan and Saanvi

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    Hello!!...thanks for the news about Halloween!!...In Mexico we celebrate "Dia de Muertos"...the movie "Coco" shows the way we celebrate it although it shows just a bit. In each region of Mexico, we have our own traditions but I think in the movie you can watch several of them.  In my virtual classroom, my students and I dressed up like the death people in "Coco". I put several roses on my head and make up on my face. It was very nice! :D.

    Happy birthday, by the way. I will check your poster in a bit.

     

    I can send you pictures of screenshots of my virtual classroom. We also combined Halloween and Dia de Muertos. Several students dressed like "ghosts" using a blanket and glasses...it was very funny. Please ask your teacher if I can share that picture.  All the best...

Saanvi
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PlantingScience Staff
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Looks like you are in the final stages of your projects.

It’s great to see that teams from your school are wrapping up and posting conclusions. Enjoy the final stages of your project, and feel free to post any final comments or questions you have for your mentors.

Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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Hello Regan and Saanvi,

It was really nice to meet you last Friday!...I was a little bit nervous because it was the very first time I had a zoom meeting with my mentees in the Planting Science Program but I think we had a nice discussion, right?. How was your weekend?. Mine was great. I spent time with my family and mi cat "Misho"...How is everything going?. I just wanted to send you greetings and let you know I am looking forward to receiving your comments about your last trial and how your poster set up is going. All the best,

Julissa.

    Saanvi
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    Hi Ms. Julissa. We enjoyed meeting you too! We were very interested by the facts you told us, some of which were how the salt isn't good for plants and the dead cells on the xylem. Our weekends were great! We mostly did homework and spent some time with our families. Our poster is going pretty good right now, we did a photoshoot for celery! We wanted to make the method more specific so, we added pictures to show the viewers what specifically we were doing. Other than that, everything is going great!

    We hope you are doing well, sincere wishes, Regan and Saanvi

Saanvi
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Hello Ms. Julissa. We got our experiment results today. We found out that the salty celery was flaccid whereas the sugar celery was straight and turgid, lastly our control (the celery in the pure water) was bent but not bendy.

Some questions we have are things like What would happen if we took the epidermis out and tested our experiment again? and Why is xylem and phloem so much harder to break than the actual celery?

We are very excited to see you and talk about this via ZOOM on Friday. We hope you are doing well and staying safe. See you soon, bye!

 

Sincere wishes, Regan and Saanvi.

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Interesting results!...the sugar in water could be like "the nutrients solution that plants usually are transporting into their tissues"?

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Have you seen pictures of the xylem and phloem of celery?...actually they are like tubes, very resistant.

Julie Sohl
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    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Hello!...thanks for sharing your updates!...you look like you are wearing your masks properly and keeping safe. All the best!

Regan
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Hello Ms Maria, 

We are just now coming up with ideas for are next experiment. We want to do something with celery and Diffussions again. To answer your question, are explore ends in "Stems have" because it continues on, we have around six to seven full paragraphs but it cuts off in the explore. Anyways how has your experiment been? Have you found anything paranormal or particularly of interest to you? Hope you have a wonderful week and weeks to come. Sincerely, Saanvi and Regan.

 

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Hello Saanvi and Regan, it has been a very long week and weekend. Last Friday I was at a minisymposium on line. It was fantastic but it added 4 more hours to my already busy online schedule on Friday. I wish I can meet you in ZOOM.

    Saanvi
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    We hope to see you via ZOOM too. Have a good weekend. Bye.

Saanvi
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Hello Ms. Maria! We have an idea for an experiment, we wanted to get your point of view on it. The experiment is putting celery in different types of waters. The first type will be sugar water, the second type of water will be a salt water, and the last type of water will be pure water. For the details of the experiment, the independent variable will  be the type of water. The dependent variable will be the mass, the width, and the length of the celery. The constants will be the size of the beaker, the size of the celery, and the amount of water. The control will be the celery in the pure water beaker. Regan's hypothesis is that one, the sugar water will not affect the celery, the saltwater will affect the flaccidness, lastly she thinks that the regular water will make the celery turgid. My hypothesis is, the sugar water will make it flaccid, the saltwater will also make the celery more flaccid, lastly I don't think anything will happen to the celery in the regular water.  For our method, we will start with three beakers of 250ML of water. One of the beakers will have 25 grams of salt. Another beaker will have 25 grams of sugar. The last beaker will have no mineral, because it will be pure water. Next, we will cut each celery to the same length (10cm), and put one in each beaker. Then we are going to put the beakers in the refrigerator and wait for two days for our results. Lastly our materials will be, a refrigerator, a scalpel, a ruler, a scale, celery, beakers, water, sugar, and salt.

Please tell us what you think of this and get back. Sincerely, Regan and Saanvi.

 

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    Hello!!.. Thanks for your long message. I just finish my classes for today. Sorry I could not read your message before. I will write more in a bit. 

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Yes, I have read carefully your experimental design. I think it is good, but I would add repetitions. I would prepare three beakers for the "sugar water" treatments, three beakers for the "salt water" treatment and three beakers for the "pure water" treatment. Why?. It is important to have repetitions, so you can see if the results you obtain are "real" and not by chance. It is really nice you already have hypotheses :D.  I would also measure the mass of the celery before the experiment starts because even you have the same width and length, probably some parts are uneven, so it is important to weight them, to be sure they have the same mass before you start. The two days time is also good. Can you define "diffusion"?. Is it easy for the water to diffuse inside a plant when it is mixed with salt or sugar????...that is the main question, right?.

     

    See you,  hopefully on ZOOM, next week. About our research, we are also finding our plants with the treatment that make them resist more time without water, also make the plants to weight more. We think  it is because the plants can store more nutrients. We will measure Nitrogen content as an indirect way to know if these plants store more protein!.

    Have a great week!!

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Saanvi
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Hi Ms. Maria, here are some new ideas I have for an experiment. One is to put celery in different beverages and see what happens like coffee, tea, etc. My hypothesis for this is that the textures of the celeries will be turgid. Another idea I have is to put rotting celery in saltwater and see what happens. For this experiment, my hypothesis is that the texture will be flaccid. Hope to talk to you soon! Thank you.

Saanvi
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Hi Ms. Maria and Inder. Regan and I are doing well. We got our experiment results! Our independent variable was the salinity in the water, our dependent variable was the size of the celery, lastly our constants were the celery, the amount of water, and the size of the beaker .Now for our test results the normal petiole had orange dots on it. It also looked like it had salt on it...This was very peculiar. It was also very turgid. Moving on to our 5% and 10% salted petioles. They were very flaccid, and the 10% petiole had black specks that looked like pepper flakes. Boy am I hungry :P. Another thing we found was most of our celery's increased by one gram. Your work seems very interesting, please keep updating us with your experiment. We hope you are doing well and staying safe! Hope to talk to you again soon. Sincerely, Regan and Saanvi.

Saanvi
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Hello Dr. Maria! We have just updated our explore more section. Please go check it out when you get the chance. We are thinking of new ideas and will be sure to tell you soon. Thank you, Regan and Saanvi. 

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Hi Inder and Ms. Maria! Me and my partner, over the past week, have been researching more about plants. Today we started an experiment on what happens to celery in regular water compared to 5% salt water and 10% salt water. Our prediction is that the 10% saltwater will damage the celery more than the 5% and regular water. We are yet to have our results, but are excited to see the outcome. Are there any exciting things you have been working on?

    Maria Julissa Ek-Ramos
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    Hello Saanvi, Regan and Inder!

    How are you?. I am happy to hear you are starting your experiments Saanvi and Regan. It seems that your experiment with celery can show interesting results very quick!. I hope everything went OK today. Yes, you could expect that celery in 10% salt water would show more damage, however salt could also have some protecting properties for vegetables. The best example are pickels and other salt conserved snacks :D. I am looking forward to seeing your results.

    About our work, lately we have been working with some corn plants that can resist many days without watering. So far, 14 days old plants can resist 10 days without watering in a very dry environment. We could also observe that all of these plants secrete some kind of liquid. We think this liquid is what is called "guttation". We are analyzing this liquid to see if contains something important to overcome drought conditions. All the best, Julissa (you can call me by my middle name).