|Explore||We know that many different environments affect a plant's growth and the quality of the overall plant. What we have discovered in class was that many different aspect go into the health of a plant. Our background research showed us that by having insects in the soil of our plant helps to aerate...|
|Research Question||We want to know how different insects can affect the health and growth of a plant. We came up with this question by thinking of what can be found in a garden. Insects and animals affect plant growth and health. We know that insects can help to aerate and fertilize soil, thus helping with plant...|
|Predictions||The possible outcomes of our studies is that the insects may affect the plants in a negative way by affecting the plants life to decline due to the insects impact. Another outcome is that the plant may be affected positively by the insects impact and gain nutrition. The last outcome is that the...|
|Experimental Design||We are using 9 different experiments. 3 pots for each of the different scenarios. All of the pots have the same amount of potting soil and 20 germinated seeds in each. In 3 of the pots there will be 14 mealworms. In another 3 of the pots there will be 3 earth worms included too. In the last 3...|
|Conclusion||Concluding our experiment, the average height of our none plants was 3.166 cm, earthworm average was 3.833 cm, and mealworm was 0.333 cm. There were 10 deaths of the earthworms (when we were cleaning our pots out we only found the alive worms, we think that they either escaped or decomposed). ...|
|About this Project||
This student group came up with a very interesting idea to study the interaction between invertebrates and their plant growth. They used earthworms and mealworms to test the interaction they might have on plants. This group was detailed in their set up and extremely organized in how they...
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Thank you for helping us through our project! Our project results were that the mealworm's had affected our alfalfa seeds very negatively. The earthworms had little to no effect on our plants, although our results showed that there was a slight increase with the earthworm growth. The amount of growth was not a significant amount. The plants with no insects had heights slightly shorter than the earthworm heights. There was a significant amount of mealworm deaths. The more of the mealworms that there were the worse the plant health and growth was. There were only a few of the earthworms that had passed, we could not find them at the end of our study so we assumed they decomposed.
Thank you so much for being our mentor! It was great while it lasted
Sincerely, Nicole, Anna, and Jessica
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We are finally getting to see the insects affect on the plant health. The pots with the earth worms are growing with the best height and really good plant health. The pots with the mealworms are in a very poor condition. The plants are not at very short heights and the health of the plants is getting worse. The pots with no insects at all are doing well with their good growing rate and good plant health.
Hello, our plants are growing really well. We noticed that since yesterday our plants have had no growth. The mealworms have crushed most of the plants from crawling on them. The earth worm plants are doing good. The plants with no insects are doing well too.
We had germinated our seeds on Friday and today we had planted our germinated seeds into soil.