|Explore||What would happen if you changed the soil pot? What would different bugs do to the plants? What happen if all the sunlight was taken away?|
|Research Question||Would the buckwheat plants still germinate if they aren't subject to sunlight?|
|Predictions||I don't think they will grow-Kayden I don't think they will grow-Lizzy|
|Experimental Design||Our plan is to plant the Buck wheat in plastic bags with a wet paper towel.Our control group will be in the full light while the other groups are locked in a cupboard.Our materials are plastic bags,Paper towel,Water,Cupboards,Sunlight/another light.|
|Conclusion||Did the Buckwheat and Alfalfa grow?Yes it did!So in conclusion our hypothesis were wrong the plants did grow.The sunlight ones show a 4 inch(10.16 cm) difference from day 1 and the sunless ones show a 3.2 inch (1.128 cm)difference from day 1!That's the buckwheat,we ended up doing some Alfalfa...|
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thinks stephanie for being out mentor have the time and answering our question and making us know what to do for our project hope to see you again
Thank you Stephanie for being our mentor while Evan was away.Thank you Evan for being our mentor and helping us along the way.Thanks to both of you for asking questions to challenge us and help us along the way.
Great job guys! Thank you to Stephanie for helping you guys before I was able to start commenting. I am sorry for being late, but I hope that my comments were helpful. You guys did a really good job asking questions, making observations, and collecting data. These are all great qualities for a scientist to have. I hope that you can continue to learn about plant, seeds, and photosynthesis. Good luck!
Hi Evan when i mean that i plants grow in means that the roots go to the other plants roots and they combine and they grow together and its awesome because what in seed because how they grow from sunlight and water because its weird because plants have many ways to grow but why cant there be one and how does the plants get energy from the water or the sun
If we expose our plants to the sunlight would that affect things drastically?Should we try and keep them in the shade or do we quickly bring them out measure them and then get them back into pitch black asap?
Today the plants without sun are 3 inches and the ones with sun are 3.5 inches!Our plants are making progress but I still think that there is one flaw with this,when we measure the plants we have to bring them out into the sun.Do you think this could be an issue that would affect the experiment greatly?
Hi Evan thanks for being our mentor it was great having you to answer our questions and to tell us what is in plants that make them grow thank you
hi Evan our plant don't have any sparks because some of our plants have died and some joined together but we gave both of our plants water the one with out sunlight and the one with sunlight but the on with out sunlight the alfalfa seed died but the buck Weat is still barley hanging on but were still trying our best to make our plant stay alive answer this question please how do the plants grow into each other and how do they make seeds grow flowers like what is in the seeds i really want to know
The plants without sun are 2.8 inches tall!The ones with sun are 3.0 inches tall!These plants show a .4 growth for the ones without sun and a .0 growth for the ones with sun.The measurements I compaired these with are the oldest ones that I recored besides when they didin't grow at all!
i never knew roots have hair but some of our plant grew all together and some of the alfalfas plants died like some of the roots just fell out of the seed.
5 plants were planted in each bag.5 with sun,5 without sunlight. That's not how many grew though.5 plants grew with the sun and only 4 grew in the bag without sun. The plant grew into the paper towel because the roots needed something to dig into besides soil.
hi stephanie we grew 5 buckweat and 5 alfalfa in the shade and 5 buckweat and 5 alfalfa in the sunlight but the ones in the shade are barley hanging on but were trying our best to keep them alive
both our plant grew but one grew in the paper towel how did it do that and what is the fuzz on the seeds that are on the growin g part
We have ended up using the lights from our classroom and locked the plants that don't get light in the cupboard.
Ok so that sounds like an interesting project idea. Are you going to put it in direct sunlight? Or use a different type of light source? What's your hypothesis for your experiment?
the idea we have is to put the seeds in plastic baggies with some water and paper towel and put one in a drawer and block out the sunlight and let the other stay in the sunlight
Also, do you think for sunlight you could test more than simply full sun and no sun? How about shade?
My guess of what will happen is the Buckwheat wont grow at all because it doesn't have enough nutrients to grow.
Nice work... great discussion... making good progress!
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We have decided to do the sunlight experiment.We need one control group which would be the plants growing with a normal amount of sunlight.The test groups would have a cup or cooking pots over top of them proventing them from getting sunlight.We would have to make sure to water the plants equally and have the same amount of soil in the cups/pots.We would need to do two or three tests to make sure we don't make a mistake when we do it.
Sunlight is important to plants because it helps them to create nutrients and food for themselves.We will be growing Buckwheat.
And about your possible questions for the project, I have some questions about your questions!! If you changed the pots/soil would you be changing any of the variables? I think bugs are an interesting question but what bug would you use and what would be the variable you want to test? And as for sunlight, what do you think plants needs sun for? And what about a seed?
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Hello Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies!! My name is Stephanie and I am going to fill in for a bit until your mentor Evan comes online! I am a plant biologist working on flowers and flower genetics and I work at the University of Washington in Seattle. I am actually from Australia and went to college at The University of Melbourne. I did my PhD there and then moved the US for work! I love nature (esp plants) and making pottery and dogs.
We have 3 questions we are considering.What would happen if we moved the plant/soil from one pot to another?What would different kinds of bugs do to the Plant?Would the plants die if they didn't get sunlight but got everything else it needed?
I don't think we have decided on a specific project yet!
hello im krissy i love to draw and make music my favorite subject has been science since i was little, i love nature and animals i as well love taking pictures of them in my free time when i have nothing else to do.