Lima Beans, 3rd Week
Hi, This year we planted lima beans in a bag, no soil. You would probably would think it would not grow but it grew, a lot. Each plant has long roots but most are not growing, at least one in each bag is growing. These lima beans can grow without soil but later they will die. Before we started planting, we decomposed a lima bean, inside we saw the food storage, the embryo, and a little leaf coming out. We learned all the parts have a purpose, the food storage stores food and the embryo is a little baby that will grow. I saw that all of the plants were like tilted on the staple.
The no sunlight lima beans are not healthy, one of them have short roots and they are orange and yellow, the two others don’t have roots but they are yellow and brown. This is the manipulated plant (Water and air) To keep track of our lima beans we have a sheet for observations. The whole class knew they would not be healthy. When the lima beans grew they smelled horrible. Instead of cells and stuff we made a bag, no soil. We watched a Mystery Science video and saw that the plant will grow, but it will die later without soil, and the plant needs soil because there is nutrients in the soil. Later our group thinks they are gonna die.
The no air is actually one of the best, it’s hard to believe but it’s true. The No Air lima bean is a manipulated lima bean (Water and sunlight). All the no air lima beans have grown roots, one actually has leaves! But they are drying up and dying. Our group does not know why, my group thought it wasn’t going to grow and I thought it would not grow because a video said a plant needs carbon dioxide, sunlight and water to make sugar to eat. The plants roots are so long the roots are touching the water! So they are probably getting lots of water.
The sunlight is healthy it has green roots and it will last a long time and it is probably the most healthy, this is our controlled plant (Water, Air, and Sunlight. )Two sunlight plants have not grown, but one is very healthy. We thought it would be the most healthiest out of all but it isn’t. You would probably think it is the most healthy but it isn’t.