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Curious Cannonball Flowers

Project by group nebuzzellspring2019

Explore We are The Curious Cannonball Flowers. Over the years, our group has learned a variety of things about plants and the germination of those plants. In fact, many of us have plants and flowers growing at our homes. Our group knows has learned a lot about plants from learning about them in school to discovering them around our houses. In class, we have discovered many things about plant germination and reproduction. In sixth grade, we became familiar with the process and creation of irrigation. We also learned about physical geography and where most plants can and cannot be found. One of our group's questions is that do some plants grow better with other plants, same or different type, surrounding them? We know that sunflowers and daisies like to grow in patches when they are with more flowers of the same kind. Our group wonders if that is the same for other plants and flowers.
Research Question What will happen and the difference between the growth of plants watered with different amounts of salt water? This question may help show if salt helps or damages the growth of food plants.
Predictions The plants will be majorly affected by the different types of watering strategies. The amount of salt water will affect the growth period the plants take to grow. Using corn and soybeans will show what food plant will grow quickest in an environment with salt water. The complete prediction is that the corn will grow best in the environment following with the soybeans which will be second.
Experimental Design First, the pots that you will use will be filled with one cup of soil each. Four of the pots will have corn seeds and four will have soybean seeds. To start, the corn seed pots are going to have 2 corn seeds each. The soybean seed pots are going to have 3 soybean seeds each. The first thing to do is to plant the seeds. After planting the seeds, you have to water them regularly. For the soybeans, plant them 1.5 inches below the surface of the soil. Also, plant the seeds about 2 inches apart. For the soybeans, they need 35 mL of water. One of the pots will have 17.5 grams of salt mixed with 50 mL of water. The second pot will have 8.75 grams of salt mixed with 50 mL of water. The third pot will have 4.4 grams of salt with 50 mL of water. The last pot will just have 50 mL of water. This watering process will continue and the plants will be watered like this continuously. For the corn, the seeds need to be 1.5 inches deep and 4 inches apart from each other. They will need 50 mL of water every day. You will continue watering these plants with the same method for a long period of time. One of the pots will have 17.5 grams of salt mixed with 50 mL of water. The second pot will have 8.75 grams of salt mixed with 50 mL of water. The third pot will have 4.4 grams of salt with 35 mL of water. The last pot will just have 50 mL of water. Keeping track of the growth of the plants will help to see how the plants react to growing with salt water. You can put the container lids under the pots to drain the water.