Thursday, 15 September 2016

Science project plan


WONDER: FORM A HYPOTHESIS BASED ON WHAT YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN

I wonder _If we water the plants with dye will it change colour ?
Which plant grows the fastest/ highest?
Does music help it grow?

TARGET VOCABULARY  
Photosynthesis 
Habitat 




EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Plant we might be using:

Herbs:   
Basil-India 
Mint -Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America.  
Dill -southern Russia, western Africa and the Mediterranean region
Paisley - Scotland


  
Flowers:
Blue Bell- France and England 
Geranium Versicolour -south and south-west of England.
Saxifrage-Europe and North America 
Chamomile- Western Europe, India, and western Asia.
Lily of the Valley -Northern Hemisphere 
Velvet Daisy-South Australia 
Pansy- Asia 




 

old suitcase (or large planting container)✔️
️garbage bag✔️
gravel-V.M ➰
️potting soil✔️
herb plants of choice- All➰
small gardening shovel- M.E➰
paper✔️
colored markers✔️
toothpicks -M.E➰
glue - M.E➰
 
  
METHOD

STEP ONE: 1. Prepare your container.

Ask an adult to drill holes in the base of an old suitcase. Place a trash bag inside and punch holes in it. Add a layer of grit and then fill the case with potting soil mixed with some grit.

STEP TWO: 2. Have fun with geography.

Imagine the surface of your suitcase is a world map. Arrange the herb plants you have bought according to the position of the country where they originated.

STEP THREE: 3. Create space for herb plants.

For each plant, make a deep hole in the soil that is large enough to fit the root ball. Water the plant, then gently squeeze it out of its pot and place the plant into the hole. Hold the plant by the root ball as you gently remove it from its pot.

STEP FOUR:4. Fill in the soil around the plant.

The base of the stem should be level with the soil surface. Once you've planted all your herbs, water them around their roots.

STEP FIVE:5. Decorate your garden.

Do a little research and make flags to show where the herbs originated. 

IDENTIFY THINGS I COULD MEASURE OR OBSERVE CHANGING

How much water/dye we put in
How tall will it grow
Will it change colour




               I will measure/observe BECAUSE…(dependent)

We don't want to overwater it
If it will grow
If it works 


WHAT CONDITION WILL I keep these the same (controlled variables)
Where we put it.
How much Water we put in it.
How much dye we put with the water.





1 comment:

  1. This is fascinating! You have plenty of detail and have obviously thought a lot about it. I would love to see a picture of the suitcase garden...can you add one to your blog?

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