This week we have started a new scientific experiment! We are conducting an experiment to investigate what a plant needs to survive. We discussed what a ‘fair test’ meas and what we would have to control to make our test fair. As a class we decided that each plant could only have one changing variable and everything else must remain the same. Firstly we potted 5 identical plants, then in our groups we were assigned a plant and its variable. We named all of our plants and designed a table so that we could record the results of the experiment each day.
(in plastic wallet)
(in the fridge)
– no heat
(in the cupboard)
– no light
Every day we check the plants and record anything that we notice changing. On day 3 we noticed that some of the leaves began to turn yellow, the stem of the flower started to bend and the petals are loosing their colour.
Jeff is the plant who has:
Jeff still looks like a healthy plant.
We can’t wait to see what happens to our plants over the weekend.