Orange Pineapples

Project by group nebuzzellspring2018

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Explore There are many types of plants and many species of plants that live and adapt in different environments for example deserts, woodlands, forests, lakes, and rain forests. A plant’s genetic makeup influences when it reproduces, germinates, and how it responds to temperature. Also, when doing...
Research Question Will the plants mature and grow faster in a tower garden or with natural sunlight?
Predictions We think that the plants will grow and mature faster in the tower. We think that the light will affect the growth of the plants because having it on 24 hours a day will help it grow faster.
Experimental Design Materials: 16 nasturtium seeds 4 plastic cups 4 cups of tower garden 1/2 cup of soil 50 ml of water every other day We are planting 16 nasturtium seeds 8 in the tower garden and 8 at the window with 2 in each in a cup. We will have four cups used to plant the seeds that are growing in...
Conclusion Our prediction was supported! Our prediction was that the plants in the grow tower will grow and mature faster than the control. The plants in the grow tower did grow and mature faster by 1.125 cm. Also, the plants in the grow tower started to sprout first. Lastly, we had no problems in the...
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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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Matthew
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Daniel Deever
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Hey everyone!
 

My main thought is to be mindful of wording when writing conclusions.
To clarify your results… In the experimental time frame, the grow tower plants grew on average 1.125cm taller(?) than the control? Define exactly what you saw. Since you did the experiment you know exactly what you mean, but an outside reader won't. So write your experiment/results like they are for someone who has no idea what you did. 

The word “mature” should be defined and explained as well… what would you say your mark of a ‘mature’ plant was? Since that is a bit ambiguous, it may not be easy… If you don’t define what “mature” means, I would just go with your measurable results (height) and leave mention of maturity out.

And since other characteristics (“…height, the color, amount of leaves, and color on the leaves”.) were mentioned in experimental design, you should also address how/if those turned out.

 

Results can be as simple as “tower plants grew Xcm taller than control…”, but make sure you aren’t promising more than that in your design or hypothesis.

Does that make sense?  

Nice work! Doing an experiment from start to finish isn't easy! 

Matthew
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Hi Dan, we uploaded our  final journals today. 

Matthew
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Matthew
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Lily
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Riley
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Riley
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Do you have any feed back on our conclusions? 

Daniel Deever
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Great to see all your data has been collected! 
Excited to talk about conclusions 

    Lily
    said

    Hi Dan, 

    Our prediction was supported. The plants in the grow tower did mature and sprout first but the plants in the window grew taller. All of our pictures are uploaded and same with our graphs. Thank you for all your help with this project.

    From, 

    Orange Pineapples 

Rebecca Buzzell
said

Hi Team,

Here's your to do list:

Make sure you have answered all your mentor's questions.

Clean up your old files - delete older journals. Update only the latest journal version that includes your conclusion on what the data and observations collected means. Rename it so the journal includes your first name only (TimsJournal.jpg) and upload to the file section.

Graphs: Make sure each of you has uploaded your graph. Use the same file naming format so I know whose graph is whose. (TimsGraph). You should also post a png or jpeg of the graph in the Updates with your explanation of how the data supports or does not support your prediction. This will let your mentor know what you are thinking and they may have some suggestions or questions before you post the final draft of your group's conclusion in the Info section. Your group will need to agree and support the conclusion with evidence and your reasoning.

Post your final conclusion and thank your mentor! Now you are ready to make your poster so you can present your findings to the class!

Riley
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Hi Dan, we are finished with the planting science project and our prediction is we think that the plants will grow and mature faster in the grow tower and our prediction was correct.    

    Rebecca Buzzell
    said

    Riley, 

    On your graphs, it looks like the plants that received sunlight were much larger than the tower plants. Is this correct or are your graph keys mislabeled?

Rebecca Buzzell
said

Hi Team,

Here's your to do list:

Make sure you have answered all your mentor's questions.

Clean up your old files - delete older journals. Update only the latest journal version that includes your conclusion on what the data and observations collected means. Rename it so the journal includes your first name only (TimsJournal.jpg) and upload to the file section.

Graphs: Make sure each of you has uploaded your graph. Use the same file naming format so I know whose graph is whose. (TimsGraph). You should also post a png or jpeg of the graph in the Updates with your explanation of how the data supports or does not support your prediction. This will let your mentor know what you are thinking and they may have some suggestions or questions before you post the final draft of your group's conclusion in the Info section. Your group will need to agree and support the conclusion with evidence and your reasoning.

Post your final conclusion and thank your mentor! Now you are ready to make your poster so you can present your findings to the class!

Trevor
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Thanks Dan for helping us with the project! my graph shows the height measurments in control and tower garden.

Riley
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Matthew
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Thank you for helping us with our project!

Lily
said

Hi Dan,

Thank you for all your help with this project. We will all be uploading our graphs soon!

Riley
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Hi Dan, Thank you for all your help with the project!

Riley
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Hi Dan, Thank you for all your help with the project!

Matthew
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Lily
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