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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

Picture:  plant a normal

Plant b hot

Plant c cold

My comment:


In term two Riya said that plants need soil to grow so we did an experiment in a bag and we now know that plants don't need soil to germinate. Gravity pulls the Radical down. We labeled a diagram if plants can grow in soil.

We went for a hunt to find leaves and learn the family names. We made a venn diagram if the plants are the same or not! We did an experiment where the water goes. At the start we did a sheet it said to do a hypothesis and I put that the right way up celery will get blue leaves and the upside down one won't get blue dye on the leaves.

In group inquiry we had a question if plants can grow in different temperatures? We made a plan to make the experiment. We researched about are question and find out more about it. Then we did the real test and now we know plants can't grow in the fridge and can grow in hot places and normal places. You need a control plant and a different plant.

Kelly’s comment:

You have been a keen scientist this term Akshay. You have learnt by exploring, experimenting, observing, comparing and contrasting and by researching and asking. You can experiment every day at home and school.