The purpose of this tip sheet is to help you as a scientist mentor anticipate and respond to students as they post online about their agronomy-related investigations. After initial inquiries – such as watching purple Kool-Aid run through 3+ types of soil, evaluating water-holding capacity of various soil types, etc. – students will need to develop research questions to address any potential agronomy issues. Your role as a mentor is to guide students through this process. Students will be using radish seeds to develop a research project based on a local agronomy problem – e.g., excessive droughts, frackwater, etc.
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