TheCyborgDoggos

Project by group sssindriolospring2017

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Explore We have learned that plants need light, moisture, and soil to grow large and healthy. We learned that there are tropisms: geotropism, phototropism, and hydrotropism. We would like to learn how different plants grow in the same conditions.
Research Question We want to test how three different types of seeds grow and what rate they grow if we give them the same amount and type of soil, light, and water. We came up with this question in class when wondering if all of the seeds would grow the same in the same conditions.
Predictions We think that the seeds will grow at different times and at different rates, and some might grow before some even sprout. We think this will happen, because we do not think all plants grow at the same rate.
Experimental Design Pscience Lab Procedure Inquiry Question: Will different seeds change the germination rate? Hypothesis: Yes, each seed will have a different germination rate. Materials: Alfalfa, millet, buckwheat, water, soil, and a pot for each. Step-by-step: Plant each seed in a pot with water and...
Conclusion We have concluded that all plants grow at different rates, because of the heights of the three plants were different after a week. All of our seeds had a 100% germination rate. Next time we could try to vary some of the factors we used like the liquid, where we planted it, or maybe the source or...
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Chris
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Chris
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This is are last day of Planting Science so we'd like to say thank you for helping us and giving suggestions. We had a lot of fun and we were glad to have such great and helpful mentors!

(unknown)
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Hey guys, we hope the suggestions were helpful for your project. I just wanted to check on you guys to see if everything turned out alright. It's been a pleasure working with you all on the project, and I hope you all had an educational and fun experience working on your own project! If you have any questions that you need to ask us, we'll still be checking back in to answer them! Please don't hesitate to message us!

PlantingScience Staff
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It’s great to see that teams from your school are wrapping up and posting conclusions. Enjoy the final stages of your project, and feel free to post any final comments or questions you have for your mentors. 

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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Warm regards,
The PlantingScience team

(unknown)
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Hey guys, sorry for the late reply! I checked out the lab report and it looked good. I do have some suggestions to offer for editing, 

For your inquiry question, I would suggest rewording it. For example, you could say "If conditions are kept constant, will different seeds have (different or similar) germination rates?" The hypothesis could be something that goes off of this so you could say "because of _____ (an educated guess on why you think the germination rate will either change or be similar) we hypothesize that the seeds will have (different or similar) germination rates.

Additionally I would add some more details in the step-by-step portion (e.g how much water you added, how many seeds you added to each plot- even though this is mentioned in the results I personally think it would be a great idea to add it in the step-by-step section as well).

For the data, I would suggest you guys putting each observation for different seed types in separate columns so it is easier to read. If you were to do this, your 4 columns could be : Days | Alfalfa Observation | Buckwheat Observation | Millet Observation.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

Chris
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Ok, thank you.

(unknown)
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Thanks for sending your lab report and images! We will take a look at it within the next day, and make some comments.

Chris
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(unknown)
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Congratulations you guys! Your experiment looked great and it seems like you got some good data. We look forward to seeing your lab report!

(unknown)
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Hey guys, that's fantastic! We're so glad that you guys have been able to learn about designing experiments and asking good questions that interests each of you! Thank you for the project information, it seems that you guys learned quite a lot. Is there anyway you could share your data with us that you used for your lab report?

Chris
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YaaaY! We have finished our lab report. We will share with you our completed lab report after the weekend.

(unknown)
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Those are great questions to ask guys! Will you all use the same seed types from your last experiment? Also some things to consider: We talked a bit about making sure you have a control and hold all things constant except for the variable you are testing. Depending on the question you want to ask, your controls will be different. Can you guys also tell us what you expect your control to be in your new experiment?

(unknown)
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Hey guys, nice work with the first experiments! Thanks for the explanation, that helped us with the interpretation of the results. So, first off, were you guys accounting for two variables to test your hypothesis that different seed types promote plant growth at different rates? To my understanding your variables were when the plants had sprouted and the plant heights. Does this sound correct?

Chris
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Since our previous lab has a conclusion we have decided upon two new questions, and we would like to pick one them to investigate and/or study. Those three questions are:

1.  Can the same plant be watered with different liquids and still grow the same and be healthy?

and...

2. Which plants would take the longest to die if you stopped watering them or putting them under the sun or another light source?

Chris
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We realize you guys probably couldn't read our data chart so were just going to explain it. For about a week now we have been recording the growth of our three plants alfalfa, millet, and buckwheat. The buckwheat has grown the tallest, the alfalfa has the most seeds sprouted and the millets has just a little less sprouted. You can see the effects of phototropism in our plants, because most of them are leaning towards the windowsill where they get their sunlight. Our buckwheat sprouted last but grew the tallest. The alfalfa sprouted first and had the most seeds sprout, but its height is the shortest of the three. Millet grew second and its height grew in between the height of the other two. We have concluded from our results that most plants grow at different rates than each other.

(unknown)
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Hey, your data collection looks good to me! Will you guys be making a figure out of your final data (ex. bar graph, line graph, pie chart, etc.)?

Chris
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Sorry, it is hard to read, but here is the data.

Chris
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(unknown)
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Hey guys, great progress so far! Your plants are looking great! Please continue to update us on how your experiment is going. We love all of your pictures thus far. As Danish said, a picture for how your data is being taken/what results you have collected so far would be great to share. Keep up the great work!

(unknown)
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Hey guys, that sounds great! Your experiment looks to be going along nicely to me! Could you possibly send us a picture of how you are taking your data down? 

Chris
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Our experiment is going well. Almost all of the alfalfa seeds have sprouted, the millet has a couple sprouting seeds, and our buckwheat has just started to sprout, but there isn't a lot.

Chris
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    Chris
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    Sorry it's upside down

Chris
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Chris
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We are two days in to our experiment, and our alfalfa and millet seeds have already sprouted, our lab is going well so far!