||From outside of school we know that plants are all around us and we can see them in many places outside. In class we have discovered that it would not be possible to grow a plant without light, water, and carbon dioxide.
||We want to test if the low temperature will slow down the growth and the germination rate of the seeds. Temperature is known as one of the factors that would affect the germination rate of seeds, we wanted to see if seeds would germinate in a low temperature which we decided as a degree lower than five celsius. We have been learning about what could affects germination of the seeds so the experiment we designed is about one of the aspects of it which is temperature.
||Hypothesis: The low temperature will slow down the growth and the germination rate of the seeds.
Null hypothesis: The low temperature will not affect the growth and the germination rate of the seeds.
||1.Collect all the materials.
2.Dampen the paper towel, make sure the water does not soak through the paper towel, layering the paper towel would be good too.
3.Place the seeds inside the paper towel.
4.Take the dampen paper towel with the seeds inside and put it into a Ziploc bag.
5.Repeat the first four procedures by placing them in a different Ziploc bag.
6.Put one of the bags into the fridge and keep the other one at room temperature.
independent variable: temperature
dependent variable: germination rate
control group: the seed at the room temperature.
We will record our data by using our observations.
||High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)
||Wilbraham Monson Academy