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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Seed Germination

We planted a series of seeds to see how different variables change the germination process. Our control group had rye seeds with nothing done to them. Then, we placed our next set of seeds in the microwave before planting them. Our third and fourth sets of seeds were exposed to different levels of radiation.
We gave each container of plants the exact amount of water every other day.We started the project when we were still studying plants but have just now started to witness the results of them. As predicted, the control group produced the biggest, healthiest plants. The seeds exposed to microwaves bloomed but not as big as the control group. The seeds exposed to different levels of radiation did not bloom at all. It was interesting as well as scary to see how different variables have such an impact on germination.

7 Comments:

Blogger Mama Teaching 2 said...

I love doing hands on science like that. :)

11:29 PM  
Blogger Heather the Mama Duk said...

Fascinating!

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

That's interesting! ... Where do you find all these different experiments to do?

10:49 AM  
Blogger Tisha said...

How cool!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Hi Julie,
A lot of my experiments this year are coming from BJU Press Science. I used to just search online for cool things to do to go along with what we were studying, but the BJU Science teacher's book that I use is full of things to go along with the lessons. It is also from a Christian perspective, which is important to me.
Thanks for the note!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Great experiment! Hands on science is the best!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Paul and Katrina Perea said...

We're doing the same type experiment! I just love spring time and all the fun things that come along with it.

3:53 PM  

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