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FinalLabWriteUp

InvestigationQuestion
Dodifferentsoilsanddifferentamountsofwaterchangethethegrowthof
theplant?

VariablesandControls
Variables:Soil,amountofwateradded,typeofplant
Controls:Amountofsunlight

Materials
Wormsoil
seedstarter
sunlight
water
plantcontainer
plant/seed

Procedure
DifferentSoils
1. Filloneofthetinypotstothetopwithwormsoilandfillanothertiny
pottothetopwithseedstarter
2. Digasmallhole(aboutthesizeofhalfofyourthumb)ineachpot
(bigenoughfortheseedtofitin)
3. Place3cornseedsinsidetheholeinonepotandputanother3corn
seedsinsidetheotherholeintheotherpot
4. Covertheholeswiththeleftoverdirtyoudugouttomakethehole
5. Waterbothpotswith2spoonfullsofwateronceadayandplacepot
nearorundersunlightdependingonhowmuchsunlighttheplant
needs
6. Repeatstep5untilyouseethebudoftheplant

Differentamountsofwater

1. Fillonetinypottothetopwithseedstarterandfillanothertinypotto
thetopwithwormsoil
2. Digasmallholeineachpot(aboutthesizeoftheofhalfofyour
thumb,bigenoughfortheseedtofitin)
3. Place3radishseedsinsidetheholeinoneofthepotsandplace3
radishseedsintheholeintheotherpot
4. Covertheeachholewiththeleftoverdirtyoudugouttomakethe
hole
5. Wateronepotwith3spoonfulsofwaterandwatertheotherpotwith
2spoonfulsofwater
6. Repeatstep5untilyouseethebudsoftheseedgrowing

Whatitshouldlooklike

2spoonfulls

2spoonfulls

WormSoil
(Corn)

SeedStarter
(Corn)

WormSoil
(Radish)

WormSoil
(Radish)

3spoonfulls

2spoonfulls

DataCollection
Thedatawewillcollectishowtheplantgrowsafterwechangetheamount
ofwatergivenandthesoiltype.

Results

Beingtestedtogether
Date:

2/25/16

WormSoil
(corn)
Observations:

hasnt
changed

SeedStarter
(corn)
Observations:

hasnt
changed

Beingtestedtogether
WormSoil
(Radish)
Observations:

hasnt
changed

WormSoil
(Radish)
Observations:

hasnt
changed

2/26/16

lookeda
littledry

looked
dry

looked
dry

looked
dry

looked
exactly
thesame
lookeda
littledry
added2
spoon
fulls

looked
exactly
thesame
lookeda
littledry
added2
spoon
fulls

looked
exactly
thesame
lookeda
littledry
added3
spoon
fulls

lookeda
littledry
looked
exactly
thesame
added2
spoon
fulls

wasdry
fromnot
watering
overthe
weekend
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater
isnt
growing
yet

wasa
littledry
fromnot
watering
overthe
weekend
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater
isnt
growing
yet

wasdry
fromnot
watering
overthe
weekend
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater
isnt
growing
yet

wasnt
dryonly
thetop
wasa
tinybit
dry
hasnt
grown
yet

hasnt
shown
any
signsof
growth
yet
isntdry
we
added

2/29/16

wasdry
fromnot
watering
overthe
weekend
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater
isnt
growing
yet

3/1/16

3/2/16

wasnt
dryonly
thetop
wasa
tinybit
dry
hasnt
grown
yet

hasnt
shown
any
signsof
growth
isntdry
we
added
the

wasnt
dryonly
thetop
wasa
tinybit
dry
hasnt
grown
yet

starting
tosprout
roots
isntdry
we
added
the
correct
amount

wasnt
dryonly
thetop
wasa
tinybit
dry
hasnt
grown
yet
hasn't
shown
any
signsof
growth
isnotdry
we
added
the

correct
amount
ofwater
toit

the
correct
amount
ofwater
toit

3/3/16

looksthe
same
isnotdry

mightbe
sprouting
butcant
tell
lookeda
littledry
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater

ofwater
toit

looksthe
same
isnot
growing

mightbe
sprouting
butcant
tell
lookeda
littledry
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater

correct
amount
ofwater
toit

looksthe
same
isnot
growing

mightbe
sprouting
butcant
tell
lookeda
littledry
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater

looksthe
same
isnot
growing

3/4/16

is
beginnin
gto
sprout
lookeda
littledry
added
the
correct
amount
ofwater

3/7/16

didnt
waterthe
plants
because
they
were
drenched
andhad
an
uncontrol
lable
amount
ofwater

didnt
waterthe
plants
because
they
were
drenched
andhad
an
uncontrol
lable
amount
ofwater

didnt
waterthe
plants
because
they
were
drenched
andhad
an
uncontrol
lable
amount
ofwater

didnt
waterthe
plants
because
they
were
drenched
andhad
an
uncontrol
lable
amount
ofwater

3/8/16

we
added2
spoonful
ofwater
because
tgt
drenched
yesterda
y

we
added2
spoonful
ofwater
because
itgot
drenched
yesterda
y

wedidnt
water
thisplant
because
seeds
fellout
the
seeds
felloutof

we
added2
spoonful
ofwater
because
itgot
drenched
yesterda
y

4/4/16

mostof
thesoil
spilled
out
yesterda
y
we
added
some
moresoil
insideof
it
because
someof
thesoil
cameout
ofit

notsure
ifthis
oneis
growing
sowe
arejust
goingto
waterit
andgive
itplant
food

Allofthe
dirtcame
outofthe
potalong
withthe
seeds
Didnt
waterit
because
there
was
nothing
towater

Allofthe
dirtcame
outofthe
potalong
withthe
seeds
Didnt
waterit
because
there
was
nothing
towater

thepot
sowe
aregoing
to
discontin
uethe
observati
ons

thisplant
is
growing
verywell
andis
sprouting
sowe
arejust
goingto
waterit

Allofthe
dirtcame
outofthe
potalong
withthe
seeds
Didnt
waterit
because
there
was
nothing
towater

Allofthe
dirtcame
outofthe
potalong
withthe
seeds
Didnt
waterit
because
there
was
nothing
towater