Work on this next!
What do we know about plants from our experiences outside of school? What have we discovered in class and background research? What questions about plants interest us?
|Research Question||What do we want to test or study? How did we come up with the question(s). How does the question fit what we know about the topic?|
|Predictions||What are the possible outcomes of our study given the variables we are working with? What is our explanation for why and how we think this will happen?|
|Experimental Design||What is our plan? Be sure to include enough detail that another group can replicate our experiment. What variables will we test? What variables will we measure and observe? What variables will we keep constant? How will we record our data?|
|Conclusion||What claim can we make from our experiment? What are possible explanations for our results? How do the data we collected and our reasoning with scientific ideas support our claim? What future experiments could be done to expand on the results of this experiment?|
I had to reject my hypothesis because I believed that the plant with the most amount of laundry detergent would grow the most because I knew the phosphates can lead to algal blooms in dish detergent.
so we concluded that the plants that were watered with plain water grew the most and the one that were watered with a light amount of detergent diluted in the water grew the second most and so on
The aspirin, lime juice, and epsom salt were for a different group. I did not mean to upload those pictures.
scratch the last two things we have five sprouts and a seed that opened up but hasn't sprouted yet one sprout in all but one light cup and both control cups (the one that hasn't sprouted yet is in one of the control cups)
I made an observation today that out of the 5 seeds that have sprouted they were all in the cups that we added laundry detergent to.
Hey Team! Great photos of your experiments! One of my favorite things to do when I'm out in a forest collecting data is to take photos of my work. Sometimes it's nice to be able to show what you're doing in a photo - beats trying to describe it in words!
Just to make sure I understand your photos correctly: The ones with popsicle sticks in them labeled C, L, M, and H are the ones where you've added laundry detergent as your treatment? Can you be more specific about how much detergent was added to the low, medium, and high treatments?
I also see cups in your photos labeled "Aspirin", "Epsom salt", and "Lime juice". Can you tell me more about this experiment?
Hey Team! I just wanted to check and let you know that I'll be taking over as your mentor for this project. Sometimes the original mentors we assign to you become busier than they expected and realize they can't help out like they wanted to. Totally understandable, right? We all get super busy sometimes!
That being said, I look forward to helping you with your experiments. So, if you have any questions, ask away!
For our experiment we were thinking about doing 8 cups of grass seeds and putting laundry detergent with sulfates and phosphates in 6 out of 8 of the cups with 2 cups having just a little and another 2 cups having a medium amount and the last 2 cups with a lot and 2 cups without any and putting them in a light source. The point for this lab that we came up with is to see if the laundry detergent harms or helps the plant growth. If we do this lab our hypothesis would be If sulfates and phosphates harm plants we will see less photosynthesis in the grass seeds. If there is anything that we could change please let us know.
Today we did an experiment with leaf chads and we put them in cups of water with carbon dioxide in it and we put one cup in the dark and put one in the light and checked to see how many were floating every minute for 20 minutes but we only had 2 float in the cup under the light. I don't know if we did something wrong or we didn't have enough carbon dioxide.
Hey Team! I'm sorry your mentor Fawn hasn't had a chance to respond to you yet. My name is Julia and I'm a liaison, which means I help make sure that the communication between your teacher and mentors goes well and I keep an eye out for any issues. I hope you don't mind if I step in for a minute.
Welcome to PlantingScience! I know you've been working on some initial leaf disk experiments this week, and Fawn and I would love to hear what you've been doing. Did you have any interesting or surprising results?
I just wanted to let you know that we have a half day tomorrow and no school on Friday. We will not have class until Monday.
Hi, my name is Alexis. I just finished the pretest and I do not expect to any labs until next week. I am very unsure about science but I hope this helps.
Hey I'm Megan. I go to south point high school and I'm on the dance team. I competitively dance outside of school also. We took the pretest today and I just wanted to say hey and that I'm part of the team.