On May 3rd we planted our controlled plant. We had to get the cells and put wicks in the cells then we planted. The controlled one was just like planting a regular plant we did not change anything. So there was just soil, seeds and ferdilizer So you will just see a normal plant grow. On May 3rd we planted our manipulative plant, but before that we had to set up the cells just like we did before we planted the controlled. A manipulative is when you change one of the thing a regular plant uses to something else an example is to change the soil to coffee grinds. (just like I did.) Then you have to see what will happen. We also recorded what our plant looked like every day. Also we numbered the cells to know which one we were talking about when we recorded it. We have to water the plant every day to keep it healthy. We also put the plant under a light that we pretended was the sun.
My plants after one week
On monday when I got back to school I looked at my plant. Guess what I saw? I saw that the plants in cells 1,2,3 were drooping and the of the plants color turned to dark green. Then when we watered the plant we did a lot to try to keep it alive. Then the next day they came back to life. Then we realized that some plants were dead and we couldn’t do anything so we just took the dead plants out of the cells. Then the next day all the plants were healthy. All the plants had different heights. Cell 1 has a plant 7cm tall. Cell 2 has a plant that is 5cm tall. Cell 3 has a plant that is 5cm tall and another that is 3cm tall. The manipulated during week 1 and 2 only had the coffee grinds in the cells as the soil and nothing has happened. I don’t think the coffee grinds will even grow myself.
My plants after 2 weeks
Ms DeGrazia’s plant the no sunlight is growing but it isn’t really healthy. The leaves are yellow and the stem is white. At the beginning of the week the cells had the plants at the height of 3cm. Then later in the week the plants got taller and taller. The no sunlight has leaves but it doesn’t have flowers blooming like the controlled plant. Overall the plant is doing well.
Ms DeGrazia’s no sunlight plant after 2 weeks
Today we finished the math test. It was really easy. Each day it only took me about 45 minutes not like an hour and a half like I did on the ELA test. I liked the math test a lot more than the ELA test. My teacher still read the script and when she did it was really boring. A lot of the things we learned in class really helped with the problems on the test. The week before we took the test we took the 2015 and the 2016 math test so we knew what the test would be like. I liked the week of the test because we got extra recess also we had no homework! Each day I thought it didn’t get that much harder until the third day. When everyone finished in the class we got to use are chrome books. When the whole school was done we got to have snack then go out for recess.