Thursday, January 6, 2011

Conclusion of the 3rd Grade Rice Planting Experiment

Remember back to the beginning of this experiment? 3rd grade students planted rice from 2009 and 2010 seeds and planted half in peat pellets and half in pots with soil. The conclusion of this experiment was interesting. First, as most students hypothesized, the 2010 seeds did better that the 2009 seeds, most likely because they were "fresher". The pots with soil did a LOT better than the peat pellets. The students concluded that this was because the seeds had more room to germinate in the pots.
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