Team Starchild

Project by group shsmacleanfall2016project

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Explore We all understand the process of photosynthesis and how detrimental it is for plants to have a substantial income of light. It has been taught to us since elementary school that plants need sun, or a certain lightsource to thrive. That is exactly the reason we came upon the question for our...
Research Question In the most general possible way, we were taught that plants were not eligible to grow in the dark. Well, our group decided to see the results of plants germinating in the dark. Through background research many articles were stating plants would have to be fully grown with some sense of sunlight....
Predictions It's predicted that plants with more sunlight will grow taller and faster than those with less or without. It's also predicted by the group that dicots will grow more and faster than monocots due to the facts that Dicots run off of two cotyledons, and monocots off of endosperm. Quantitatively,...
Experimental Design 36 one gallon ziplock bags 6 pieces of standard 8’ 5’ cut graph paper 60 pearl millet seeds 60 rye seeds 60 soybean seeds Non ionized water Ruler A marker to label bags. LED red and blue spectrum Grow-light Three new cardboard boxes from Costco Cloth/t-shirt String Light Timer 36...
Conclusion During the whole 14 days it seems as if the dark ones have grown better progress ethan the light and mid plantings. Through evidence the dark has germinated at 90% through the series of plants. The mid, only 85% of seeds has germinated. The light to summarize this germination occurrence only 50%...

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PlantingScience Staff
uploaded fINISHEDpROJECT 1 .pdf in project files
Destiny
said

Thank you so much for your time committing to this Project, You did a wonderful job helping and contributing to this project! Thanks again for your wonderful work.

 

    Jordan Hay
    said

    Thank you! You really worked hard. I am very impressed by how you planned, performed, and reported your experiments. Best wishes to all of you. -- Dr. Hay

Vanessa
said

Thank you so much for helping us out with our team project, your comments were a lot of help to us!

    Jordan Hay
    said

    Go Team Starchild! Excellent work PlantingScientists! I really enjoyed working with you. You really worked hard!

Maggie
uploaded fINISHEDpROJECT 1 1.pdf in project files
    Jordan Hay
    said

    Nice report. Scientific writing is challenging. There are a lot or rules for content and format. Did you upload a preliminary draft here? Or is this pdf a final version?

    Maggie
    said

    It is the final. Do we have your approval?

    Jordan Hay
    said

    I enjoyed reading your report of scientific data. Very nice job! My only suggestion is to work on the abstract some more. Abstracts are one of the most important sections of a report. They need to get the attention of the reader and summarize all parts of the paper.

Jaden
uploaded 20161208_122918.jpg in project files
    Jordan Hay
    said

    Nice poster! Did you deliver your poster presentation to an audience?

Maggie
said

We're finished!! Going to upload the document now with all of our information

Maggie
updated the project info
Maggie
said

Jordan, does anybody ever call you J-Hay.

    Jordan Hay
    said

    How is everyone doing?

    Maggie
    said

    Good, we're all working on a poster presentation of the data and project, we'll send pics.

     

    But we're all wondering about that nickname now. 

    Jordan Hay
    said

    Hello Everyone. This is Dr. Hay. It is good to hear about your poster preparation! How exciting! A good poster will tell a nice story and be useful as a visual aid for the presenter.

    Jordan Hay
    said

    Are you giving me the nickname J-Hay?

    Maggie
    said

    yes.

Maggie
said

We did, haha! I saw it and then saw the plants and was interested in it so I looked it up. It's so neat to see famous botanists being featured in things :)

Jordan Hay
said

Hi Everyone! Did you see the Plant Biology on the front page of Google?  Check it out here

Maggie
uploaded WetandDryGraphs.pdf in project files
    Jordan Hay
    said

    What is the difference between rye dark day 1 and rye dark day 2? Are those separate experiments?

    Maggie
    said

    We started the experiments a day earlier with Day One seeds and the Day Two seeds were started the day after.

     

Maggie
said

we can make a graph real quick

Maggie
uploaded Water weight of seedlings in different light - Sheet1.pdf in project files
    Maggie
    said

    This is the follow-up graphs to our experiment regarding the weights of the dark plants versus light when they were dried out (to see if plants that started photosynthesis would weigh more with matter they produced)

    Results were inconclusive, most likely due to the short length of our experiment. We predict that if the photosynthesizing plants had been given more time to grow, they would have weighed more.

    Jordan Hay
    said

    I only saw a table of the dry weights. Did you have a graph? Are those average values in the table? If so, what is the sample size?

Jordan Hay
said

Thanks for sharing the dry weight data. Were you able to draw any conclusions? Did you see any differences between the environmental conditions?

Jaden
uploaded Dryingoutplants 1.pdf in project files
Destiny
said

Dr. Hay were you not able to view the PDF file that I recently shared?

 

    Jordan Hay
    said

    My main suggestion for "SecondGraphingforstarchild.pdf" would be to show different light conditions in the same graph. That way we could see the differences.

    Destiny
    said

    Yes the link of the google docs are the same as the PDF file. I just had to download it as a different version for you to see. 

     

Jordan Hay
said

I wasn't able to view the google document. I wonder if you can post in on our project page.

Destiny
updated the project info
Jordan Hay
said

I like how you captured the growth dynamics. Nice work!

Destiny
said

The uploaded PDF file are all the graphs of the total plants. The data is based on the averages of the hypocotyl and radicle. 

Destiny
uploaded SecondGraphingforstarchild.pdf in project files
Jordan Hay
said

Hello Team Starchild! This is Dr. Hay. I was looking at your data in the PDF file, trying to visualize it in the form of a graph (see the post below). What are your thoughts? It has been nice working with you. I am very impressed with your project info page! Great work PlantingScientists!

Jordan Hay
uploaded Summary Graph.jpg in project files
Vanessa
updated the project info