We will set up some plants in the light while others will be put in the dark also others with not as much light. All will be given soil and the same amount of water. In order to plant the seeds we will get 3 bottles and cut off the top half, put 2-3 pieces of paper towel on the bottom of the bottle and along the walls with 10 to 20 seeds in each bottle.
Prediction IF our experiment is conducted correctly Than germination will occur faster with better results and more efficiently
Scientist Liaison Zivko Jovanovic nominates this group because team introduced themselves enthusiastically, asked questions, posted hypothesis, has a great collaboration with mentor
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1502892.
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