Maclean don't complain about our scary hairy...

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Explore Up until this point, it is known that the relationship between plants and hairs is critical to the plant's survival in specific climates. The hairs, or trichomes, insulate the plant’s leaves from the cold temperature and help prevent water from evaporating during times of wind and heat. They...
Research Question How does sugar water, as opposed to regular water, affect a plant's ability to grow and produce hairs?
Predictions A possible outcome for this study would be the average height of the plants increasing because the amount of sugar in the water will increase the amount of glucose the plant intakes which will create more energy for it to grow.
Experimental Design Independent & Dependent Variables -Independent: Sugar water -Dependent: Number of hairs on each plant Procedure -Split groups into control and experimental groups -Each group will plant their seed the same way we need with our hairy plants; wet soil into the top half of the water bottle...
Conclusion Two different Views: 1) Although both environment and genetics can have a significant effect on an organism's body, in this case, genetics had a bigger effect on the organism. When selective breeding was used, there was a 104% increase in hairs from generation 1-2. When using sugar water,...
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This class nicely related their Planting Science investigation of Brassica genetics in different environments with a separate, year-long project, of selectively breeding Fast Plants for increased hairiness. By comparing the two data sets, students were able to quantify a nature versus nurture...

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Zainab
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Thank you so much Ms. Rogers for taking time out of your day and  helping us understand plants better!

~Zainab

Adrian
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Thanks bro, We’ll miss your scary hairy plants of romance as much as we’ll miss our own. Maclean didn’t complain, and the sweet education stretched my mind to Africa... in a good way. 

 

The best botanist in tha class, Adrian

BrandonT
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Thank you for everything Ms. Rogers.

Shreya
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Dear Ms. Rogers,

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have spent with us in our experiment!! You have given us your valuable time and effort, which has really paid off! We are very thankful to be under your guidance during this experiment!

~Shreya

BrandonF
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Dear Katie Rodgers,

Thank you for the excellent education about scary hairy plants of romance. It's awesome! This is truly a special gift.  It was so considerate of you.

Thanks again.

All the best,
Brandon

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Thank you for helping us Ms.Rogers!! We hope to be able to work with you again in the future.

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Thank you Ms. Katie Rogers for your time with working with us on our plants!! We learned much about your experiments and we definitely learned lots about ours. Thank you for your time and I hope to work with you in the future! 

Brice
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Dear Katie,

Thank you for spending your time and effort to help support our third period biology class. You helped us out a lot in this experiment and offered unique insight that none of my classmates could offer. You helped clear up multiple areas that we had no clue about. I thank you once more for helping us with this project. 

Sincerely,

Brice

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Thank you working with us Ms.Rogers. We hope to work with you again

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Katie Lauren Rogers
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Hi Kyle! I'm curious how much sugar was added the sugar water. Were you expecting plants watered with sugar water to have a faster growth rate and do y'all have any thoughts as to why that might not be the case?

The germination rates seem pretty low. Unfortunately, that is an issue I've been having with my experiments here as well. Hopefully, you were able to get enough plants to use in your tests! 

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