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What do we know about plants from our experiences outside of school? What have we discovered in class and background research? What questions about plants interest us?
|Research Question||What do we want to test or study? How did we come up with the question(s). How does the question fit what we know about the topic?|
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Over the few weeks that my wisteria seeds were in the bag they did not grow. On the other hand my cucumber seeds that have been in their own bags for just over a week are doing pretty well. The seeds that were closer to the light inside Grew more.
My wisteria tree seeds were in their own bags for just over three weeks, or just under three weeks somewhere close to three weeks. It did not show any growth and did not show any sign of germination. My cucumber seeds are just over there for the first week, so a week and a half of data and they have sprouted well.
I hope you are doing well.
As you can see,some seeds germinate faster than others...and you also noticed that there was difference depending on the light source...
as of today, my cucumber seeds are starting to sprout, and I have noticed that the ones that are closer to the light are doing better than the natural light
for the floating disk lab, I had a question, Does the distance from the light matter for the floating disk lab?
we did a floating disk experiment and this is the data we collected:
|Time||baking soda||water + drop of soap- CONTROL|
|0||floating a litttle @ bottom||no float|
|5||floating a litttle @ bottom||no float|
|10||hovering at the bottom||some floating|
|15||2 came up to the top||more floating to the top (6 or 7)|
|20||6 floated to the top||more floating at the top then at the bottom|
|25||9 at the top, 5 completely at the top||6 floating- (one floated down) they arent fully at the top, hovering at the top|
It is now day six and my seeds that are under the natural light have yet to grow. I am unsure if I am over water them or they just need to breath for 10 minutes or so without the damp paper towel. The seeds under the lamp are doing good, they are sprouting more and absorb all the water I dampen them with.
For my seed lab I am using lemon seeds. I live on the east cost area so right it is changing seasons. We are having a lot of gloomy days. I started my experiment 5 days ago and the seeds that are under the artifical light have absorbed the water much quicker and seem to be sprouting. The seeds under the natural light are barely even absorbing the water.
When was the first experience that influenced you to know this is exactly what I want to do, be in the science field.
Hey, so my seed looks pretty mcuh the seed looked like yesterday, I have noticed that just in one day the root has actually grown alot longer. I also noticed that the there is a new stem growing from the pod under the lamp, just so you know the original stem have grown and left the that pod but now, there is a new one forming.
hey, so I have discussed it with Miss Cost, about my seed lab and I will be continuing the current seed lab and I will plant cucumber seeds. other than that my seed lab is going great I have seen minimal to no growth, is there a way for me to help seed up the lab other than heat?
my seed in natrual sunlight is doing pretty well I would say, because the pod that has a black stem is already starting to grow roots. I was really unsure at first when the black stem appeared I thought that this seed was not going to grow, but after observing it for 3 days, everyday I could see little roots starting to grow from the bottom of the pod/the end of the black stem which I thought was mold, honestly. The second seed placed in natrual light is just starting to grow ans begining to sprout in a week, I think it's because I didn't place it in the direct beam of sunlight. Or the fact that this particular seed was covered completly by the wet paper towel, whereas the other seed was covered partically. My seeds in the artifical light, as you can see the stem and the roots have completely seperated from the seed and it is growing on it's own with a leaf growing on top of the stem. Whereas, the other seed is just begining ot sprout but I think the problem here is the same as the seed placed in the natrual light. That this particular seed was covered completly by the wet paper towel, whereas the other seed was covered partically.
I have a question too, What made you guys want to be a scientist, and why? What areas are you guys studying right now or researching/making a project right now? I'm always curious about this!
Hey so one of my lab mates result was around the same as mines, Nicks and Rayna. That the seed placed in the sunlight grew faster 2-3 days faster then the one in the artifical light.
day 12; both seed samples have sprouted. the lamp seeds more than the natural light seeds, but both have sprouted. the seeds under the lamp grew at a much quicker rate than the natural light seeds. the amount of water differed due to human error, so that could have effected the natural light seeds growth rate. giving the natural light seeds a few minutes to come in contact with oxygen proved to help the growth of them.
now day 11 and the seeds are both (seeds under the lamp and under the natural light) growing, I water them daily and make sure there is not vent or fan near them. The seeds under the natural light seem to benefit much more when I water them after I let them breathe (or come in contact with oxygen). The seeds under the natural light have began the sprout.
seeds are the same on day 10. The seeds under the natural light are showing some sprouting but not much. I am letting the seed breathe for 3 minutes each time before I water them. The seeds under the lamp are not growing as fast as they used to but still growing.
It is day seven now and the seeds under the natural light are doing better. I let them breathe for 8 minutes without the towel so they could dry up a little and it seems as that helped. The seeds under the lamp have not grown in a day not sure if I put too much water yesterday by accident.
My plant looks the same this weekend, I checked it everyday. However, I am noticing that my seed growing in natrual sunlight looks more like an actual plant, the roots are much longer and the stem is much thicker and overall it is just doing better. Whereas, my seed in artifical light looks smaller and more fragile. What I mean is that the seed's roots are so tiny compared to the one in natrual sunlight, the stem is so much thinner and it is not growing that much. Like my seed in natrual light the black stem is fading away and there is a big leave growing from the pod.
Hey for my seed lab I am using wisteria tree seeds, I am in the New England area, and I started my experiment on Sunday of this week. I can see slight condensation while my seed is fully covered with a damp paper towel. Other than that there is no major change in the seed itself.
Hey,so it has been 10 days since I first planted my seeds, I am noticing that all of my seeds are growing really well even that one seed that the stem is black, it actually have grown alot from Monday. I'm notcing that my seed in the artifical light is growing so much better then my seed in natrual sunlight, because the ones under the lamp is actually starting to grow leafs where as the one from the sunlight is still sprouting. It's actually really weird to oberve how soybeans is growing because the stem of all of my beans are sprouting in the weridest shape possible, Like there is one that sprouted from the end of the seed but then it started to grow in the middle (this was placed under the lamp), I have another one (Placed in sunlight) that is already growing a tiny little new stem from the orginal stem it sprouted from!