Many students think of the scientific method as a step-by-step process that all scientists follow in order. But real research is rarely so neat and tidy…it is really more of a research cycle or spiral because things you learn in one step can change your ideas about what you’ve already done or about next steps.
It is OK to change your thinking! We encourage you to go back and edit things you write in this section at any time as your ideas change. Just remember to ADD to your entries (put new stuff at the top) and don’t delete or overwrite anything you or other students in your group have written.
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|Title||The Light of Life|
|Access||public [View public profile]|
|Created||13 Sep 2019|
|Owner||RHS Nice Fall 2019|
|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 on at dawn. The three seeds we will be testing are radishes, peas, and nasturtium.|
|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.|
|Grade Level||High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)|
|School Name||ROWVA High School|