Plants of the World!- Project 7

Project by group lmcgoshgarianfall2019

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Explore From our experiences we have learned that the lettuce, radish, and bean seeds had sprouted in the bag, but the marigolds didn't sprout in the bag. When you want to grow some of your seeds on your own, you shouldn't do the marigolds. Outside of school, for some reason marigolds had always grown,...
Research Question We know that it didn’t work for the marigolds. We noticed that the marigolds didn’t grow in the bag, so that is how we found the question. It fits because we knew from the marigolds that didn’t grow.
Predictions The lettuce, beans, and radish seeds sprouted, but the marigolds didn’t grow. We will like to put some fertilizer in the marigolds so the seeds can sprout in the bag. We didn’t really have the 3 key elements and those elements are sun, water, and nutrients. The only elements we had for this...
Experimental Design These are the materials we need for this project: seeds, gallon Ziploc bags, paper bowels, pins, spray bottle, and masking tape/painters tape. The first thing you need to do is get cool water in your paper bowls. Then you will dump your seeds in the bowls and then wait overnight. The next day you...
Conclusion You can germinate your seeds in a bag! Most plants don’t need soil! Before this project we thought the seeds would grow about 3cm on average, but at the end the seeds had grown about 10 cm each! We can test many other seeds that produce leaves and flowers!

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Farewell and Best Wishes
As this research project is now in the final stages of wrapping-up, we wish to thank everyone who participated in this inquiry; the students, mentors, teachers and others behind the scenes. We appreciate all of your efforts and contributions to this online learning community.

Scientific exploration is a process of discovery that can be fun! There are many unanswered questions about plants just waiting for new scientists to consider, investigate, and share.

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Nicole L Soper Gorden
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Amazing job, guys - I love your posters!  Good luck with your classes, and I hope you stay interested in plants!

Nicole

Nicole L Soper Gorden
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Hi team!  I tried to reply to your post last week, but I don't see that message here; it must not have posted.  Sorry about that!

I see you've done some updating on your page here, but I still don't see the comic you talked about.  I'd love to see it!  I've really enjoyed interacting with you guys as you work on your project, and I hope you had fun too.  Maybe you can try growing something at home next!

Thanks for a fun few weeks.  Let me know if you have any final questions as you're wrapping stuff up!

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Looks like you are in the final stages of your projects.
It’s great to see that teams from your school are wrapping up and posting conclusions. Enjoy the final stages of your project, and feel free to post any final comments or questions you have for your mentors.
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Dear Nicole,

    We made a comic strip to explain the results of our experiment. Our experiment has been so successful lately. The seeds grew so much that we almost had to move them to a pot, they were about 30 CM at max . Saying that all the marigolds have not sprouted, but lettuce was about 5 CM each. Then the radishes got to about 10 CM. From all of that our group thinks our experiment was a success. Thank you for being our mentor and teaching us so much about plants. It may take a few days to post the pics!

 

Gia M.
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Our plants have grown so much that the bean seeds are close to being taller than the bag. The are marigold seeds have not sprouted yet. Every lettuce seeds  has sprouted.  Two of been seeds are rotten.

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Gia (and the rest of the team)!  It sounds like your plants are growing a lot - except for the marigold seeds.  Do you have a hypothesis about why the marigolds haven't germinated yet?

    I'm amazed you're getting such good growth in plastic bags - I might have to try growing seeds that way in the future!  Do you think you'll upload another picture of your plants to show how much they've grown?  What's been your favorite part about watching plants germinate and grow?

    Great job, guys!

    Nicole

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Hi team,

How are your plants doing? We're super curious to see how they have developed over the past couple of days!!! Please keep us updated :)

Cheers

Paul - Your scientist liaison

Hargunjit K.
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Our experiments will continue to grow until the end of next week. Maybe when they are very big we might put them in a pot, but for now we are just keeping them in the bags.

Day 9 was a blast because they grew giant. They grew about 7cm! That was really crazy for our team.

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Hargunjit and the rest of the team - thanks for the update!  I love hearing about how your plants are growing.  They do seem to be growing really fast - 7 cm is a lot! 

    I'm kind of curious which plant is growing the fastest.  Are you comparing size between the species to see which ones have grown the most?  Which plants are the biggest now?  Which are the smallest?

    I hope that at some point in the future, you guys will get the chance to take more pictures of your plants.  I'd especially like to see the plastic bag setup, since I've never grown seeds that way before.  It sounds really cool!

    I see so much excitement from you guys every time you post, which is great!  Here's a question for all of you:  as you're running your experiment, do you think you'll ever grow plants at home for fun or for food?  Do any of your families have a garden at home, or grow houseplants?

    Happy growing!

    Nicole

Hargunjit K.
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Day 2 was amazing to our team! Our lettuce, radish, and bean seeds had sprouted and we had watered out seeds. That's how day 2 went for our team.

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi team - wow, your seeds sure germinated quickly!  That's very exciting!  Maybe you said this before, but how long are you planning to watch your seeds grow?  Do you think it will be long enough to get lettuce, radish, or beans that you can eat?  

    Nicole

Hargunjit K.
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Our experiment is to ask, "Can the seeds can grow without any soil? Some people don't have access to soil so we are thinking this method could work or may not work.

Day 1, we had planted the seeds in our ziploc bags. We were thinking we will put 2 seeds each but we had put about 10 each in the ziploc bags, with no soil. Then we had put a wet rag in the bag to add some moisture to the seeds. That's how day 1 went for our team. 

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi team,

    It's great to see you guys are getting started with things.  Are you guys excited to watch your plants grow?  Personally, I love watching seeds germinate - but maybe I'm just weird.

    Thanks for clarifying what your research question is.  I think it's an interesting question, especially for people who want to grow plants in an apartment in the city where it's harder to find space or soil.  Do you have a hypothesis about whether your plants will grow in plastic bags?  I know in your recording you each said which plant you thought would grow the fastest.  Does that mean you think all the plants will be able to grow, but that some will grow better than others?  If so, why?  Remember that an important part of a good hypothesis is the explanation for why you think your hypothesis is correct.

    One more question for you, too:  where are you keeping your plastic bags?  Are they near a window?  On a shelf?  

    Thanks for the update!  I can't wait to see your baby plants start to grow!

    Nicole

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Nicole L Soper Gorden
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Hi Team!  Thanks so much for the audio message you guys posted last week - I really enjoyed hearing from all of you!  I just posted a recording of my response for you guys, too, so I hope you enjoy listening to it.  I think you're going to have a really fun experiment!

Sorry it has taken a while for me to respond.  I've been sick the last couple of days - so if my voice is a little quiet in the recording, it's because I still have a sore throat.  I hope you guys are all doing well, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about your experiment!

Nicole

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