Saturday, April 19, 2008

Light Hut Update

Well, the first to sprout were.......the zinnias! We didn't predict what we thought would sprout first - we should have! Now, we're just waiting to see what's next!

Our second experiment is well underway - We just discussed germination at the end of the week.

Our experiment:

We have 3 bean seeds. Each is in its own ziplock w/a wet paper towel.

Bean 1 resides in a sunny window
Bean 2 in the cold refrigerator
Bean 3 in a dark closet

Our crack team of botanists predicted the following:

- Bean 1 would be the first to sprout
- Bean 2 would never sprout (Miss E)
- Bean 2 would be the last to sprout (Miss A and Mr. E)
- Bean 3 would sprout second

Today is Day 3 and so far there haven't been any sprouts. Bean 2 doesn't look to have changed at all. Bean 3's seed coat has swelled slightly. Bean 1's seed coat has swelled ever so slightly more.

Thought you'd want to know.....stay tuned for more exciting news from the world of botany!


Matthew said...

that sounds like a lot of fun - can't wait until we are doing experiments like that!

RebeccaT said...

Pictures please and more updates. We need to know how these seedlings are faring in the light and in the dark. Keep us posted!