The Light of Life

Project by group rhsnicefall2019

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Explore Vegetables usually require six to eight hours of sunlight a day. It also promotes vitamin D, which is a critical nutrient. Blue light helps plants with chlorophyll production. Red light helps with photosynthesis and plant growth.
Research Question What is the best light to help with germination and plant growth?
Predictions I believe that natural sunlight is always the best for the plant as that is how they began to thrive on land. But also I think once the seed germinates the red light will promote more growth.
Experimental Design We will test three different plants with three seeds of each. Using an seed starter (small pot) and soil we will measure in inches and days. We will be testing sunlight, red and blue light. Each will have an equal amount of light for 12 hours a day. The lightd have timers to turn off at dusk and...
Conclusion Overall the red light was great for germinating and grow first and long, but the sunlight helped the stems stand up strong, the blue was the in-between.

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Thank you to the planting science for all your help.  Thank you Hannah Berry for being our mentor.  This was our first year participating.  We will be back again next year knowing more what to expect.  

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Looks like you are in the final stages of your projects.
Just as a reminder, the end of this session will be 11/29/2019. It’s great to see that teams from your school are wrapping up. Enjoy the final stages of your project, and feel free to post any final comments or questions you have for your mentors.
Hannah Berry
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Hi Team,

How is your data analysis going? How are you planning on analyzing your data if you have not done so already?

Hannah Berry
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Hi Team,

Wow you guys are fast! Could you give me a little more detail about what you saw in your experiment? How are you planning on analyzing and presenting your data?

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We have now stopped collecting our data we are going to make the graph soon. And update the page to let you know our conclusion.

Hannah Berry
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Hi Team!

Your plants look nice. Could you give me an update on how things are going?

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Hannah Berry
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Hi Team,

Your plants and data sheet look really nice! Are you already ending your experiment or continuing collecting data still?

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We have also adjusted our light timers to correspond with the sunlight when it comes up and sets. We are creating the graph now to record our data.

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Day 2: October 21st

Sunlight: 

  • Radish- 1.2, 6.4, 6.5 = 9.7

  • Peas- 12.5, 6.2 = 15.6

  • Nasturtium- not germinated

Red Light:

  • Radish- 13, 11.5, 12, 5 = 37.75

  • Peas- 26.5, 23 = 38

  • Nasturtium- 15.5, 13 = 22

Blue Light:

  • Radish- 10.7, 8.9 = 15.15

  • Peas- 14.4, 15 = 21.9

  • Nasturtium- 2.6, 2.6 = 3.9

    • All of the seeds now germinated except the nasturtiums with the sunlight. Now overall the peas are the tallest in each of the light. Most of the plants were tallest in the red light. The blue and red light with the plant's soil looked healthy and still a little damp, but when we looked at the ones with the sunlight the soil was completely dried up. 

    • These end measurements are the overall average.

Hannah Berry
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Hi Team,

I am a little confused about the numbers you sent me. I think they may be averages? Do you guys have a table you are using to collect your information? This may be the best way to share your data day-to-day. Looks like your plants are off to a good start!

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Day 1:

Sunlight: 3.2cm

  • Radish- 1.3,3.5,3=2.6cm

  • Peas-.6cm

  • Nasturtium-not germinated

Red Light: 5.15

  • Radish-5.1, 4, 4.5=4.5cm

  • Peas-.6,.7=0.65cm

  • Nasturtium- not germinated

Blue Light: 2.55

  • Radish-2.5, .5=1.5cm

  • Peas-.6, 1.5=1.05 cm

  • Nasturtium- not germinated

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Hey Team!

Could you tell me a little about the photos you uploaded?

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Hannah Berry
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Hi team!

I like your new experiment and looks like you guys have thought of a lot of components of the design. How long will your lights be on and will they be on a timer so they get some light over the weekend? What colors of light are you testing? Looks like you guys are doing sunlight and red but are there others too? Looking forward to your results!

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Hi Hannah, We decided to change our project I was wondering if you could look it over and share any advice.

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Hi Team!

Thanks for providing more information about your experimental design. How long do you think your experiment will take to see results? I like the idea of using multiple types of seeds to test your hypothesis!

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Hi team!

I noticed you have filled in info for your research question and predictions and are off to a good start. Could you describe your experimental design in a little more detail, please? What directions will you be testing? How many seeds per direction? How often will you be watering your seeds and what will you be planting them in? All of these things are important for experimental design and something I think about for my own experiments. I really like your research question!

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