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We have been learning to be Scientists

Success criteria:

  • Pose an inquiry question around plants

  • Create and and write an experiment to help find out

  • Make an hypothesis                                

  • Explain the importance of fair testing                                                

  • Make observational notes

  • Label a diagram

  • Make conclusions


My comment:

 firstly we made an experiment on plants growing without soil because Riya said that plants could not grow without soil. We made the experiment like this: we put tissues in the bag instead of soil and put three seeds in the bag.The radicle and the cotyledon came out on mine a Joseph's experiment. We also went through a time lapse of a green bean germination.

 We went on a leaf hunt.Then we did a chart found out what shape our leave was and what type.We also did a Venn diagram to see the differences and similarities of our leaves.

We also did a celery experiment to see where the water goes. We used blue dye to see. We put one piece of celery upside down and the other the right way up.

We also made a group inquiry. We made a question and a hypothesis. We made a plan on Google docs and kelly put it on our blogs. Then we started our experiment. We had to dig soil out of the garden. We had to use our plan to remember what we needed. We also did some researched learning to find out if our experiment would really work. There were six different groups and we all had different questions. When you are making a experiment you should have one that is how you have a plant normally.

Kelly’s comment:

You have been a keen scientist this term Lydia. You have learnt by exploring, experimenting, observing, comparing and contrasting and by researching and asking. You can experiment every day at home and school.  It is great to see you think really carefully when making a hypothesis Lydia.