Plant Blog Post #4

A seed pod is a pod and inside, it has black seeds. It also has a shell that protects the seeds inside. It grows near the pistil on a flower. It’s sometimes skinny and sometimes fat. The pod is green.

The plant cycle is: First, the seed gets planted. Next, it grows with water and sunlight. When the plant grows leaves, it will use photosynthesis to give itself food. The roots find water underground. When the flower part of the plant grows, pollinators (Bees, butterflies, etc.) come and pollinate the flower. The sticky pollen sticks to the pollinator and when the pollinator goes to the next flower or plant, that’s called pollinating. After that plant gets pollinated, the petals fall of and the plant dies. The seeds stick on the petal and the plant cycle goes all over again.

Yesterday, my group and I picked seed pods from the Wisconsin Fast Plants and today, we opened the seed pods. We got six seeds from the seed pods. Yesterday, we dried the seed pod under a lamp so today, it would be easier for us to open the seed pods. We picked out two  big seed pods from our plant. I wonder, What if the Wisconsin Fast Plant is in nature? How will the seeds come out of the pod?

Cultural Universals on China

I researched about China. My teacher put a packet together and that’s where I wrote my notes. I got information from the Heathcote library databases, from books and from my own  knowledge to study the different cultural universals of China. The cultural universals are: Politics. Social Aspects, Economics, Beliefs and Cultural Arts. After I researched enough on each cultural universal, I put together a comic book titled “The Wonders of China.” My favorite part of this project is making the character in Google Drawings. The thing I found challenging was copying and pasting my character into the slides.

Plant Blog Post #3

We pollinated our plants for a few days with our fingers and q-tips and now we have a seed pod. At first I thought it was a very long pistil but my teacher told us that it’s a seed pod. We have 11 seed pods. Most of them are tiny though.

For our Controlled quad, it grew a lot. Even though cell 2, 3 and 4 are growing a lot, cell 1 it going to snap soon and are losing leaves. We didn’t break it because a few weeks ago, we thought it was going to snap but it didn’t snap. We have 1 seed pod in cell 3. It’s about 2 centimeters tall. We have many flowers in this quad. For our Manipulated quad, we still watered the dead cells but so far, it’s not doing anything. Cell 3’s tallest measurement is 8 centimeters tall.

I think what will happen next is our Controlled quad’s plants will grow a lot, cell 1 in the Controlled quad won’t snap and cell 3 in the Manipulated quad will still survive.

Plant Blog Post #2

For our Controlled quad, our tallest plant is about 11 centimeters tall. The leaves and stem is green and the flower is yellow. The most flowers we have are 3. At the beginning, our tallest was probably 2 centimeters tall. Our plants grew about 9 centimeters tall throughout the weeks. I think that the yellow flower is a Buttercup or Sunflower. Some of our plants are going to snap soon.

For our Manipulated quad, cell 1, 2 and 4 is dead. Only cell 3 is surviving. I think this happened because we have really little soil in the Manipulated quad. The tallest measurement for that cell is 13 centimeters tall. It has a tiny flower that is yellow and the stem and leaves are green. In the beginning, the tallest was about 6 centimeters tall. Our plants grew about 7 centimeters tall throughout the weeks.

The outcome are a few yellow flowers. The yellow flowers bloomed from the buds. I think this outcome happened because of the seeds, water and sunlight. Also, photosynthesis.

Plant Blog Post #1

My class and I are learning about plants in our science unit we’re doing right now. We learned a lot. I am with a group of three girls, including me. Our scientific question for this experiment is: What is the effect of having less soil on plant growth? Our hypothesis is: If we put less soil in the cells, then the plant won’t grow as high everyday because the plant doesn’t have enough soil. Our controlled quad is normal. We are manipulating the soil.

We have two quads. One quad is controlled and one quad is manipulated. Controlled means that everything is the same. Manipulated is where we change one thing in the process. We have four cells in each quad. Everytime we water the cells, we took note of what was happening. For our Controlled quad, the tallest plant is 2 centimeters tall. The color of the plant is green. Our Manipulated quad’s plants are 3 centimeters taller. What we changed in our Manipulated quad was the amount of soil. It turned out to be taller than I thought.