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Pornpipat Kasemsap

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  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    University of California, Davis

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Climate change threatens agricultural production worldwide. My current research focuses on the influence of elevated CO2 on plant nutrient uptake and nutritional values. I hope to unravel the underlying mechanisms which will help plants maintain their nutritional values, thus ensuring our food and nutrition security, under rising CO2 levels anticipated in the near future.

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    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

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Recent Posts

planteras Pornpipat Kasemsap
said

Hi team,

Welcome back from Spring Break! Thanks so much for sharing the report with us. We hope you have enjoyed doing the investigation and learned a lot of new ideas along the way. While your mentor is preparing feedback for you, here are some thoughts:

  1. Results - Unexpected results are not at all uncommon in Scientific world! In fact, many discoveries were results of 'alternative' hypotheses! It seems you all have collected some data from your experiments! Nice description! How about putting those numbers down here in this section, too, to support your written paragraphs of results?
  2. Discussion & Conclusion - Great start with your attempts to 'dissect' each component of each soil type! How do you think each component specifically influences the plant growth? For example, 'what' exactly in the organic soil that might have helped promote plant growth in your current investigation?

Keep up the good work, and don't hesitate to let us know if you have more questions! Expanding our comfort zone surely is not an easy task, but this is how we grow, right?

Paul - Your scientist liaison :)

said

Hi team,

Welcome back from Spring Break! Thanks so much for sharing the report with us. We hope you have enjoyed doing the investigation and learned a lot of new ideas along the way. While your mentor is preparing feedback for you, here are some thoughts:

  1. Data visualization - Have you considered presenting data in a 'graph' format where you put time of the x-axis and your plant height on the y-axis? Perhaps you can see changes in plant growth over time better this way!
  2. Discussion & Conclusion - Let's have a look carefully at your results again. Were the plants in containers with worms really larger than other plants over the observed period? Let's check the 'average height' at each time point, for example. Importantly, were you observations in consistent with your hypothesis? It is not uncommon to have found unexpected results! What makes the investigation fun and challenging is the part where you try to connect 'observations' with 'theory', or the prior knowledge you already have. 

Keep up the good work, and don't hesitate to let us know if you have more questions!

Paul - Your scientist liaison :)

MHS Project 3 Pornpipat Kasemsap
said

Hi team,

Welcome back from Spring Break! Thanks so much for sharing the report with us. We hope you have enjoyed doing the investigation and learned a lot of new ideas along the way. While your mentor is preparing feedback for you, here are some thoughts:

  1. Data visualization - Have you considered presenting data in a 'graph' format where you put time of the x-axis and your plant height on the y-axis? Perhaps you can see changes in plant growth over time better this way!
  2. Discussion & Conclusion - Some great ideas shared here! Well-done. Think carefully about 'what kind of evidence' your experiments have provided to support each of your hypothesis/statement. For example, when you state "We are sure the nutrients level of the soil is different but not enough to impact the growth of the radish seeds" -- what 'observations' do you have to support this statement? Let's read these section through again and see how we can improve it!
  3. "However we were incorrect in our hypothesis" -- Well, you WERE NOT INCORRECT. Rather, your hypothesis was not supported by your current observations. More precisely, within the 'conditions/scope' of your experiments, the worms seem not have an significant impact on plant growth. That is, for example, the worms may have helped (or not) improve plant growth, IF the experimental period was longer! This is why it is important for scientists to make notes on all (or as detailed as possible) the factors related to the experiments!

Keep up the good work, and don't hesitate to let us know if you have more questions!

Paul - Your scientist liaison :)

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  • Experienced
    Lenore Rose TeevanVicente Perez Jr+2
  • Challenges Student Thinking
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