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Explore We know that plants are the product of seeds germinating and that our plants needs sufficient sunlight, water and soil to germinate. We have chosen soil compaction as our independent variable in this experiment. All other factors will remain the same.
Research Question We are planning on researching how soil compaction affects the growth and germination of a corn seed. We chose this question because we wanted to see how important oxygen is for a corn seed to germinate.
Predictions We think that the seed will grow better in the soil that is less compacted. We think this because the oxygen will get to the seed more easily. Meanwhile if the soil is extremely compacted it will be a lot harder for the oxygen to reach the seed therefore making the seed grow more slowly.
Experimental Design We plan on using a hydraulic press to press the soil by 0.2, 0.5, and 1 ton. (1 of the pots was untouched). When it is pressed the seeds will be placed around the pot. We will be keeping the amount of sunlight, type and amount of soil, type of seed, and number of seeds the same throughout our...
Conclusion What claim can we make from our experiment? What are possible explanations for our results? How do the data we collected and our reasoning with scientific ideas support our claim? What future experiments could be done to expand on the results of this experiment?
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Zach
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Thank you for all your help with our planting science project we learned a lot over these weeks and will apply our depper knowledge and understanding down the road this was a great opportunity to experience something new. Thank Patricia Elhers.

Emily
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Hello, this will be the last. Message we send to you, we would like to thank you for all you have done for us over the course of this project. We have learned a lot doing this assignment. So, thank you.

Emily
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Hello, this will be the last. Message we send to you, we would like to thank you for all you have done for us over the course of this project. We have learned a lot doing this assignment. So, thank you.

Zach
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You can access the blog by clicking info and then edit in the top right corner of the blog.

Patricia Ehlers
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Great! Where can I access the blog? 

Angel
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Angel
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Hello Patricia, we would like you to know that we have now planted our seeds. We have been recording our progress in our group blog if you would like to check it out. 

Zach
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Emily
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Zach
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Emily
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We have also changed the seed we will be planting to corn seed.

Emily
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hello, thank you for getting back to us. We have not planted the seed yet and we will be using store bought soil. We have questions about how much water, light, and soil we should add to the seeds.

Patricia Ehlers
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Patricia Ehlers
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What types of planting mediums are you using? ex: soil from your yard, store bought, synthetic mix? I imagine you have control and experimental groups. Have you planted the seeds yet?

Patricia Ehlers
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Hello, I am very sorry for the late reply. This is a very important lesson and I am happy to be apart of it.

 

Emily
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hello, Patricia we have chosen to experiment with tiger lily seed. We have also chosen the question, how does soil compaction affect the growth and germination of a seed?.  

Emily
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hello, Patricia we have chosen to experiment with tiger lily seed. We have also chosen the question, how does soil compaction affect the growth and germination of a seed?.  

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Emily
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We have thought of these because each of these topics are interesting to us all. We have researched only a little about these topics but we are all eager to learn more. 

Emily
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hello we were thinking about exploring how lead in soil effects how the seed(s) will grow or how soil compaction will effect the germination of  a seed(s). We would love to have your opinion on this project. Please contact us if you have any input. 

Angel
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Hello Patricia Ehlers, my name is Angel. My group and I are looking forward to working with you. Can't wait to here back from you.

Angel
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Hello Patricia Ehlers, my name is Angel. My group and I are looking forward to working with you. Can't wait to here back from you.

Emily
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