|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?|
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.
The PlantingScience Team
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Hi Dr. Maria, me and my partner are looking forward to meeting you. We also have some questions for you! First, are there any specific plants you like to study? Where did you find your interest of plant science? Thank you!
Hi, my name is Saanvi, I have enjoyed learning about plants so far. I have learned about transpiration, the tissues of plants, and more. Some of my favorite things to do is digital art, biking, and playing tennis.
Nice to meet you Dr. Inder,
Do have any favorite cricket teams? What is your favorite thing about studying plants? We are happy to be apart of this research and will be sure to share are results with you and the plant science team.
Nice to meet you,
My name is Regan. Some of my hobbies are creative writing, dance, art, and acting. I am very excited to learn more about plant science.
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A great welcome to you all. I am Inder. I will be your liaison. No need to say that this year has been a roller coaster ride. Every situation (good or bad) brings an opportunity to learn and so did this one.
I am very excited to know all of you and carry out some awesome learning sessions. My background includes both benchwork as well Bioinformatics however I have been primarily involved with informatics work since last several years (I guess I am too lazy). Simply speaking, I analyze DNA, RNA and protein sequences of a crop "Sorghum" and try to identify genetic elements responsible for drought tolerance. Sorghum is a drought resilient crop. My goal is to understand the mechanism and perhaps help make other plants grow well under low water conditions too. I stare at the computer pretty much whole day except when I am hungry, well, sometimes even when I am eating. Not a very good habit though and I am working on changing it. My hobbies include Photography, watching and playing Cricket, latest techs, deal hunting etc.
All of the mentors and I will be available to guide you through and discuss your experiments. Please don't hesitate in posting questions and comments. Nothing is big or small. We all learn through this process.
Eagerly waiting to see your posts.