The Magnificent Melons

Project by group nebuzzellspring2017

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Explore Plants need water, soil, and sunlight to grow. Mrs. Martin came into our class from UNH to talk about agronomy. She told us that this could be another year without peaches because of to many growing degree days. She also told us about grafting plants. Were interested in learning if we put two...
Research Question Would two seeds in the same spot, radish and corn, radish and mung bean, and mung bean and corn, grow better then one seed on its own?
Predictions We predict that the plant with one seed will grow faster than the plant with two seeds. We think this because the plant with two seeds may be affected if the two plants are trying to grow together to form into one plant. We think that the radish and corn and the radish and mung bean will compete...
Experimental Design Materials: -6 containers, 9 radish, 9 mung bean, 9 corn, soil, water Spacing: corn: 4 inches apart, radish: 2 inches apart, mung mean: 3 inches apart Depth: all: 1 inch deep Soil: about 6 cm. Water: 20 ml. per seed There will be six pots and three seeds in each one. First get 3 bottles...
Conclusion After digging up the roots to see if our experiment worked, we noticed that the roots did not grow together. A possible explanation for our results is that the roots of the plants competed for resources such as space and water.The data that we collected shows which plants grew best assuming that...
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sarah
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Thank you for being our mentor and guiding us through this project!

 

tayler
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Thank you jamie for being our mentor you were very helpful signed Tayler

 

ben
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Thank you for being our mentor!!!

Rebecca Buzzell
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Hi Team,

As we are finishing up, please make sure that each team member has updated and uploaded their journal, and that you have posted a short summary of your conclusion and how it relates to agronomy, and then upload your final presentation (ppt) - you should be completely done by Tuesday. Make sure you thank your mentor, too!

Kayla Griffith
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Hi Team, 

You might not log back in at this point, but I wanted to ask you a follow-up question for your conclusions. You originally started this project in hopes of getting to plants to grow together and become one. That did not happen, but what did you learn from this that might still be useful to a farmer or someone with a garden?

Kayla

ben
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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. 

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. 

Please come back and visit the PlantingScience Research Gallery Archive anytime (Found under Community>Projects) to view this project in the future. You can search the Archive by key word, team name, topic, or school name.

Good bye for now. 
Warm regards,
The PlantingScience team

Kayla Griffith
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One more item. I went through your graphs. If it were me I wouldn't use the graph with numbers written all over it, the numbers of the axes are fine. Also, your y-axis is labelled, but you haven't indicated your unit of measure. You want someone to look at your graph and be able to tell if you measured your plants in inches, centimeters, millimeters, or whatever unit you used. In science we often put that in parentheses. Example: Plant height (cm)

Kayla Griffith
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Hi Magnificent Melons, 

This is your liaison Kayla. Your mentor, Jamie, has had to take a leave of absence, so I will help you out while you finish up your experiment.

It looks like you are working very hard on your project! I still need to look through all of your data, but one item I want to caution you is regarding your re-planted seeds. I saw a few weeks ago you averaged the shorter seedlings into the treatment data. My question for you, if the data is averaged and your re-planted plants cause the average to decrease, do you think that average would be a good representative of the actual treatment or not? 

Also, how are you coming along with your conclusions?

Keep up the great work!

Kayla

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