Plants of the World!- Project 7

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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…

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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.

After the end of the session, we will be updating the platform and archiving groups and projects, after which time new updates/posts will not be able to be added to projects or groups. Please come back and visit the PlantingScience Project Gallery anytime to view this project in the future. You can search the Gallery by keyword, team name, topic, or school name.

Good bye for now.
Warm regards,
The PlantingScience team
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

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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!

 

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Hi team!

It looks like you have an interesting plan in mind! Your scientist mentor will get back to you shortly about your experimental design. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Paul - Your scientist liaison :)

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Gia M.
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We had an agronomist, Dr. Ronald Goldy, present to our class yesterday. He taught us about:


 

  1. How to grow pickles and what type of chemical they use. 

  2. How long it takes to grow a cherry tree.

  3. You should put…

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We had an agronomist, Dr. Ronald Goldy, present to our class yesterday. He taught us about:


 

  1. How to grow pickles and what type of chemical they use. 

  2. How long it takes to grow a cherry tree.

  3. You should put fertilizer on your soil. 

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    Hi Gia!  How cool to have an agronomist like Dr. Goldy come and talk to your class!  Cherry trees do take a long time to grow - a lot of trees do.  I have a cherry tree in my yard, and it had to grow for more than 10 years before it…

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    Hi Gia!  How cool to have an agronomist like Dr. Goldy come and talk to your class!  Cherry trees do take a long time to grow - a lot of trees do.  I have a cherry tree in my yard, and it had to grow for more than 10 years before it started making any cherries!

    Fertilizer is one of the most important things for farmers to make sure they can grow a lot of food.  Plants need a lot of nutrients, and without fertilizer, they will use up all of the nutrients that are in the soil naturally.  Fertilizer adds more nutrients so plants can use them.  There is a potential problem, though.  Too many nutrients in the soil will get washed out by rain, and then you have too many nutrients in water.  This can cause problems like pollution in rivers and lakes.  So it's a tricky balance for farmers to make sure they add enough fertilizer but not too much!

    Now that you've heard something about plants, you can start thinking about what questions you have that you might want to learn more about.  That's how experiments start!

Hargunjit K.
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We had an agronomist, Dr. Ronald Goldy, present to our class yesterday. He taught us about:


 

1) The first thing I had learned from that guy was the pickles grow very fast. You really need them a right length or they can’t fit in…

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We had an agronomist, Dr. Ronald Goldy, present to our class yesterday. He taught us about:


 

1) The first thing I had learned from that guy was the pickles grow very fast. You really need them a right length or they can’t fit in that jar.

2) When you use a machine for your produce it costs a lot of money. Maybe about 1 million dollars!

3) When they have pickles, they spray a type chemical to kill a disease.

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Hargunjit - it sounds like you learned a lot from Dr. Goldy!  I've grown cucumbers to make pickles before, and you're right - they can grow pretty fast.  I'm glad Dr. Goldy talked a little bit about how to control diseases…

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    Hi Hargunjit - it sounds like you learned a lot from Dr. Goldy!  I've grown cucumbers to make pickles before, and you're right - they can grow pretty fast.  I'm glad Dr. Goldy talked a little bit about how to control diseases on plants.  Disease can be one of the biggest problems for farmers, and it can be hard to control.  Do you remember what kind of disease Dr. Goldy was talking about?

    Now that you've heard something about plants, you can start thinking about what questions you have that you might want to learn more about.  That's how experiments start!

Nicole L Soper Gorden
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Hi again, everyone!  Nice picture!  Have you started to talk about your project in class yet?  What's the coolest thing you've learned about plants so far?

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Keegan C.
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Hi my name is Keegan.  l'm in 5th grade at LMC. Cloning I like because its cool. I have a dog name Riley. I  have a brother name Kyran. 

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Keegan!  Do you think cloning of plants is cool, or cloning of any living thing?  Both are cool in their own way, but cloning plants can be much easier.  Some species of plant can make a clone just by cutting off a leaf or stem and…

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    Hi Keegan!  Do you think cloning of plants is cool, or cloning of any living thing?  Both are cool in their own way, but cloning plants can be much easier.  Some species of plant can make a clone just by cutting off a leaf or stem and putting it in new soil!  Did you know that the bananas you buy in the grocery store are all clones of each other?  If you look at their genetics, they're all exactly the same!

    I have a dog, too, named Kali.  She's a puggle (half pug and half beagle).  What kind of dog is Riley?  I also have a cat and a turtle, and a lot of plants.  Right now, I'm growing tomatoes and spinach and cabbage and carrots.  Have you ever grown any plants to eat?

Hargunjit K.
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Hi! My name is Hargun. I am a 5th grader and  I live in St. Joseph, Mi. Then I intend Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School. I will like to learn more deeper thoughts how does grass grows? I am very confused how grass grows because I…

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Hi! My name is Hargun. I am a 5th grader and  I live in St. Joseph, Mi. Then I intend Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School. I will like to learn more deeper thoughts how does grass grows? I am very confused how grass grows because I see grass always. Maybe you put  grass seeds but I will like to see the real answers about it. Now I will tell you some things about me. My favorite color is lime green and I have four people in my family. First, I have my dad then my mom and last my brother Harman.

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Hargun.  Michigan is a beautiful state!  I grew up in Minnesota, and spent a lot of time near Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.  Do you like living there?

    Grass does indeed grow from seeds.  Grass also gets flowers (though…

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    Hi Hargun.  Michigan is a beautiful state!  I grew up in Minnesota, and spent a lot of time near Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.  Do you like living there?

    Grass does indeed grow from seeds.  Grass also gets flowers (though you may not notice them since they don't have colorful petals)!  Did you know that corn is a grass?  We eat the seeds, in that case.  Bamboo is also a grass, though it looks more like a tree!

    I also really like the color green, especially teal.  That's my favorite color!

Gia M.
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My name is Giavanna and want to be a scientist when I grow up. I also like to study my dog Valentino who is a therapy dog.  I am so excited  to learn about plants and more. 

    Nicole L Soper Gorden
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    Hi Giavanna - I'm so excited to hear you want to be a scientist when you grow up!  I think it's a really fun profession that requires both creativity and an attention to detail.  And scientists make a big difference in how people…

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    Hi Giavanna - I'm so excited to hear you want to be a scientist when you grow up!  I think it's a really fun profession that requires both creativity and an attention to detail.  And scientists make a big difference in how people live, too.

    What have you studied with Valentino?  What kind of dog are they?  I have a puggle at home - half pug and half beagle.  She's getting old, but still gets into trouble.  This summer she ate all of the tomatoes she could reach off of my tomato plants!  I also have a cat and a turtle at home, plus lots of plants.  Do you have a favorite plant?

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Hello from your scientist liaison!
My name is Paul Kasemsap I am a Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Davis. My research explores how to sustain our food crop nutritional qualities at elevated CO2 levels anticipated in the near future.

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Hello from your scientist liaison!
My name is Paul Kasemsap I am a Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Davis. My research explores how to sustain our food crop nutritional qualities at elevated CO2 levels anticipated in the near future.

Please kindly start introducing yourself on this page. Shortly your main scientist mentor will join our conversation. I may chime in from time to time, as needed ;)

Cheers,

Paul

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