|Explore||We have come up with three ideas for our project. Our main question idea that we would like to investigate is... Do different types of liquids effect the percent of Alfalfa seeds that germinate? Our other two ideas were... Does changing sunlight effect the speed of Alfalfa seed...|
|Research Question||Do different kinds of liquids effect the percentage of seeds that actually germinate?|
|Predictions||We all think that the plant with the water will make the most percentage of alfalfa seeds grow.|
|Experimental Design||*Plant pots *Alfalfa seeds *Potting soil *Salt *The acid we are using is sulphur dioxide acid. *Tap Water *mL Measuring Tool *mg Measuring tool We will put 500 mg of soil in each pot. We will also put 10 seeds in each pot. For the pots with salt we will mix 50 mg of salt with 1,000 mL...|
|Conclusion||From our investigation we found out that the plants we gave the acid to had the most plants germinate. The water plants germinated the second best. Our salt-water plants had no plants germinate. 9 out of 40 plants germinated for the acid. The acid plants were the highest germinating plants. No...|
Your results are incredibly interesting! I can't believe that so many of the acid plants germinated over the water plants. I wonder if you used less salt in the salt water if it would've let those plants grow a little too. I know plants do need a little salt to help them grow.
This was an awesome experiment and I'm so honor to have been able to help you all through it! Thank you for allowing me to be your mentor! Best of luck in your future endeavors and have a wonderful end of the school year!
We have uploaded our last pictures of our graph and data table. We had a lot of fun! Thank you very much for your help in our investigation!
Thanks for helping us with our investigation! We really appreciated your help. We just uploaded our pictures of our data table and graph. I had a lot of fun doing this investigation and learned quite a bit! Once again thanks so much for taking time to help us out:)
Thank you so much, we had tons of fun doing our investigation. We learned that sulfur helps plants grow. Thanks again for taking time to help our team.
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We have uploaded a new picture. It shows the sprouting on one of our plants. To our surprise it was one of the acid plants! There is another pot of acid that has a small sprout and there is a water pot with a small sprout. All other pots besides those three have not sprouted yet.
REALLY sorry Cari... I think I just saw an 'l' at the end of your name and not an 'i'. Please accept my apologies!!!!
Pictures are helpful!
The biggest question I think I have for your team is to clarify the 'effect' variable that you are planning to measure.... In your question you indicate 'percent germination' and in your procedures you mention measuring height for growth.... Which are you intending to measure? Maybe both?
We are trying to find out if different types of liquids effect the percent of Alfalfa seeds that germinate. We will see how many seeds sprout with the different liquids.
We were wondering what graph would be best for our investigation data. We were thinking about using the bar graph or histogram. We would appreciate your opinion on which graph would be best for our data.
The picture we uploaded show our plants. The four plants in the red square are the ones we give regular water. The four plants in the blue square are given Salt Water. And the four plants in the green are the plants given Acid. We tested our acid solution and the ph of our acid is 4.
Hello team! My name is Cari and I'm thrilled to help you through your wonders of seeds project!
I am currently a graduate students at Bowling Green State University, which basically means after my 16 years in school I wasn't ready to stop. But it's super cool because now I ask questions and do experiments everyday! My most exciting experiment took place in Hawaii over the summer. I am interested in how nutrients within the soil can change the number of bugs present there and how active they are. These little bugs are super important because they are ripping up the leaf litter and making it accessible to microbes, who can then take the nutrients from the dead leaf crumbs and return them to the soil waiting for plants to take them up. So, basically over the summer I trekked up into the Hawaiian rainforest many times to play with dirt and bugs. I'd love to tell you more if you're interested!
I'm looking forward to working with you!
Looks like you are moving forward and have some feedback from your mentor! His question is the same as mine...what kinds of liquids are you thinking of using? Maybe consider the kinds of liquids a seed like alfalfa might be exposed to out in the 'real world'?