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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 Riya said plants need soil to grow .So we did an experiment in a bag and tissue to see if it will grow. With a surprise the little radicle popped out if the of seed germinated in the tissue.I didn't even know what the word germinated meant until now.To find what word radicle meant we made a diagram and labeled it with what each thing was.Every day with the tissue experiment we observed it and write down what had happend and drew and a little pitcher of what had happenedt we gave a look at this YouTube video of a darkness bean growing.

Secondly we compared the similarities and differences with leaves. We compared the shapes and family's with the leaves. Then we made a venn diagram with a buddy about the differences and similarities with the leaves.We also made a cart of detailed observation notes about the tissue experiment. Next we did a experiment with salary to see where the water goes one salary piece upside down and the other one was right way up.

Thirdly we did a our group inquiry's. For my group inquiry my question was will different liquids make plants grow. Our plan is  every day for two weeks we are going to be feeding three plant coke,milk,water our water one is the control. This is our experiment: we are going to feed plants  different  types of liquids to see if they can grow. We worked in groups to make our science experiment be real. Our hypothesis is :   We think the one that will have coke will just fall down,die and go brown.


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Kelly’s comment:

You have been a keen scientist this term Kate. You have learnt by exploring, experimenting, observing, comparing and contrasting and by researching and asking. You can experiment every day at home and school. I love the way you now think really carefully when making a hypothesis Kate.