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WhompinWatermelons • Holly, Brooke, Brandon & Brandy
What do you know about Watermelons? • Do you know that Citrullus lanatus is the scientific name of the watermelon? • The origin of the plant is Spain. • The seeds we planted came from Family Dollar. • The brand name is Dixie Queen. • It takes the watermelon seeds 7-14 days to germinate. • Depth to sow is 3cm! • Seed spacing is usually 2.5cm for the watermelon. • Days to harvest 80-90.
Objectives • We planted 3 plants in different cups to determine whether the plant grew better with lots of sunlight, partial sunlight, or no sunlight!
Type of Soil: Amount of water: Sunlight requirements: How often did you water the plant? How many seed did you plant? Details: Regular potting soil 20mL Full sunlight, partial & none Monday- Friday 4 in sunlight, 4 in partial, and 3 in no sun We collected data on the growth of the plant each day! Methods we used
Results • Observations: The more sunlight the plants had the faster they sprouted. • First growth: Day 10 was the first sign of growth. • Plants growing: The plant in sunlight and the plant in partial sunlight. • How they look: The plant in sunlight has very good coloring it is a bright green and has many leaves; the plant in partial sunlight is taller and has fewer leaves; the plant in no sunlight has not yet grown. • Graph: We do have enough data to construct a graph.
Conclusions • Expected plant growth: They did not grow as we expected, because we expected them to sprout faster than what they did. • Growing conditions: The plant in sunlight grew the fastest; the plant in partial sunlight took longer and the plant without sunlight did not grow at all. • Conditions: The sunlight was the best condition for the plants and absolutely no sunlight was the worst condition. • No one else grew watermelons. • We would change our variables.
Researchers • Role play: Brandon watered the plants, Holly measured the plants, Brooke recorded the information, and Brandy found out the information on our seeds. • That sunlight does effect the amount of growth a watermelon plant has.