|Explore||The two main parts of a chloroplast are the grana and stroma The green color of leaves is due to chlorophyll , what interest me about plant is are Plants the only organisms that use photosynthesis.|
|Research Question||Does photosynthesis occur differently when the plant is a color other than green? We came up with this question by observing the color plant and thinking where do they get their colorful color from? This question fit with the topic in class the topic we were talking about is chlorophyll which is...|
|Predictions||Our prediction is that photosynthesis won't change when the plant is a color other than green. It would depend on the amount of sunlight the plant gets.|
|Experimental Design||We are going to observe the growth of the plants. The variables that will be tested are penta plants. The variables that will be measured will be the color of light. The variable that will be kept constant will be the water. We will record our data in our lab notebooks.|
|Conclusion||To wrap it up white (natural) light height got bigger by 5 more centimeters, width got bigger by 2 cm, depth grow 2 more centimeters also. Blue light for height grow 2 cm, the width grows just 1 centimeter, the depth grows 2 centimeters. red light height row 3 centimeters, the width got smaller...|
|About this Project||
In brainstorming their research question these students utilized phenomena they observed in class to design their experiment. Their data collection is reflected in their conclusion. They utilized the suggestions made by their mentor. Most importantly, they were amazed by the results of their...
Farewell and Best Wishes
As this research project is now in the final stages of wrapping-up, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this inquiry; the students, mentors, teachers and others behind the scenes. We appreciate all of your efforts and contributions to this online learning community.
Scientific exploration is a process of discovery that can be fun! There are many unanswered questions about plants just waiting for new scientists to consider, investigate, and share.
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No, I'm not surprised by the results. I think they grew the biggest in white light because they were used to it already. And thank you for being there for us when we needed you and with our project.
Yes, I thought the natural red or blue light would have a big difference due to the color but the white/natural light grew the biggest in my opinion I think because it doesn't have a strong color.
I see that you've wrapped up your experiment! Are you surprised by the results? Why do you think the plants in white/natural light grew the biggest?
Hello we are observing three pentas plants under 3 differents light blue,white,red, we measures the height ,the depth,the width, we will be measuring the different height of the leafs and how the light effects the plants.
It's great to see that you've added to your project info! So it sounds like you're going to try growing mint plants under different colours of light. Is that right? That's very neat!
How many plants will you be growing under each colour of light? What will you be measuring so that you can tell if the light colour is affecting the plant? Will you measure the time it takes for the plant to produce a certain number of leaves? Or perhaps you'll measure the height of the plant regularly over a number of days? I look forward to hearing how it goes!
Please feel free to ask me any questions. I'm always happy to help out!
I have been thinking that does currently different lights affect current plants or plants in general; like different plants, not a specific plant.
My group and I are doing an experiment on weather photosynthesis occurs differently when a plant is a color other than green.
We were wondering what seed do you recommend we use?
I'm glad we've all had a chance to introduce ourselves! Perhaps you can tell me a bit about what you've been learning in class about plants? Has there been anything that has surprised you so far? Is there anything you're curious about?
I hope you all have a great weekend! It's a long weekend here in Canada since we celebrate Canadian thanksgiving in October instead of November.
hi sorry for not introducing me but i dont have a computer in class but my name is Lleira but its pronounced jada. My name is actually spelled in spanish.
Yesterday we discussed where the mass of a tree comes from and the von Helmont experiment. Can you tell me about an experiment that you did which didn't work out as expected? Also what changes did you make after that? We learned that the mass of plants comes from air and water.
I notice that you've all joined the conversation now. Welcome! Perhaps you can tell me what you're working on in class so I know what stage of your investigation you're focused on.
My name is Vanessa, what's your favorite plant? What was your favorite subject when you were in school?
My name is Mara, and I'll be your scientist mentor for this project. I look forward to working with you!
A little bit about me: I live in Ontario, Canada and I work for a nature conservation organization as an ecologist. I get to spend a lot of time talking to people about nature and the importance of protecting it, which is really cool! I also love research and experiments. In the past, I have investigated how planting wildflowers along highways can help bees and other pollinators by providing habitat for them. When I'm not working, I enjoy hiking, camping and rock climbing.
I hope to get to know you a little as we work together. Perhaps you can share a little about your favourite things to do, and if you have any experience working with plants.
Talk to you soon!
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I am Gwonjin Lee, the liaison for this group, and my role is to facilitate the conversation between this group of students and your mentors when it is needed.
Other than being your liaison, I am a postdoc at Purdue University.
I'm interested in genetic and physiological mechanisms of plant adaptation to dynamic abiotic stresses such as heavy metal, drought, cold and freezing stresses, and currently working on genetic regulation of the costs and benefits of cold acclimation in Arabidopsis.
Glad to be on the team with you and looking forward to working together!