CACTUS-RØSE

Project by group nebuzzellspring2019

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Explore We know that plants grow and develop and they give off oxygen we also know that they feed organisms and they reproduce by seeds or spores. One of our group members has a garden who plants and water the plants there. She knows how to plant the seed by making a short hole about one inch and then...
Research Question How does soil salinity effect seed germination?
Predictions Our prediction is that plant #1 will grow the best because it contains no salt, #2 will grow a little worse than the #1 because it has 14.1 grams of salt, and lastly #3 will grow the worst because it has 28.3 grams of salt.
Experimental Design The variables that we will test is how does soil salinity affect seed germination? The variables that we will measure and observe is how well the plant grows like how tall plant #2 and #3 is compared to plant #1 and how the plant #2 and #3 is compared to plant #1. The variables that we are...
Conclusion My group of Libby, Hazel, Gianna, and I did an experiment to test the question, “​How does soil salinity affect seed germination?” We tested how red and blue corn seeds react to different amounts of salt mixed into their soil. Our test pots were the blue seeds and our other pots were red seeds....
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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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Mackenzie
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Gianna
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Hi Steph! I had a great time doing the plant project with you! I thought that it was really fun. I wish you could do more projects with us! The group that has you for their project next is lucky to have you as their mentor.  I hope you have a great summer and have fun with your dog! Bye!

Mackenzie
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You really helped us when our plants started turning brown. We had no clue what was happening. Our entire project would have failed if it weren't for you. You were a great mentor. Thank you!

Libby
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Thanks, Steph! Thank you for helping us with our experiment and helping us with questions we had! Hope your summer is fun

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.
Mackenzie
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Thanks, Steph! It was really great talking to you. Good luck with your dog this summer. BYE!!!

Stephanie Klein
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These graphs look awesome!

Congrats on running your experiment! Before I leave you, I just wanted to say how proud I am of your progress and execution through the experiment. I could tell that you were all maybe a little frustrated that your salt-treated plants weren't growing as you had hoped, but that's often how science works. Things not working or not going according to plan is just a part of science. So, it's very important for you all to walk away from this NOT feeling like your project failed. It didn't at all! You learned that plants are much more sensitive to salt than you originally thought and that under ideal conditions plants grow pretty quickly. The beauty of science is that you still learn something valuable even when your projects aren't working perfectly.

I had such a great time working with you all! Good luck finishing the rest of the school year!

    Hazel
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    Thank you Steph!

    We had a really fun time doing the experiment even though not all the plants grew the way we thought they would. It reassures us about you saying that we shouldn't/didn't fail the experiment and its all about how science works. I would also like to say thank you for being a awesome mentor and helping us with the project as best you could!

    So, we had a great time working with you as well and we all hope you have a good rest of your year too.

Hazel
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    Hazel
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    Sorry this is the wrong graph. Please ignore this

Hazel
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Gianna
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Libby
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Mackenzie
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Hazel
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Hazel
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Hazel
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We're going to be starting our conclusions for our experiment soon. I wanted to say thank you for helping us with our experiment! 

Mackenzie
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Today we are making graphs to try and make part of our conclusions

Libby
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Hazel
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