Scientists seek to answer questions that nobody knows the answer to. Often, science classrooms solely focus on the information scientists have previously obtained at the expense of teaching students how to use the scientific process. My goal is to introduce students to this process by sharing with them the challenges and rewards of my research. I hope these activities allow students to see science in a new way. Pictured here are some hatchling Red Eared Sliders produced by fertile turtles!.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Plant Germination Experiment: Part II
Students have collected data every other day on their plant germination rates for the last week. Now we started graphing the data. We decided to use line graphs, which coincides with the curriculum in Math Class. They had learned how to do Line graphs earlier in the week, and now were able to apply their knowledge. Although we started graphing the data, there is still one more week of data to collect. Every other day, student will check their experiment, and add data points to the graph.