Understand how to propagate and grow plants
THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Science of Living Plants
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
Design optimal conditions for germinating and growing plants.
Read a seed packet and apply information to practices.
Design and conduct an experiment about resource availability (water, sun, nutrients, etc.) and its effect on the germination rate of seeds (sexual reproduction)
Design and conduct an experiment about resource availablity (water, sun, nutrients, etc.)and its effect on the growth rate of cuttings (asexual propagation).
Propagate a variety of plants using different methods, such as: seeds, vegetative (asexual) propagation, grafting, and air layering.
Create a graph of your data.
Put together a scientific paper to communicate your findings.