Genius Hour

I have learned a little bit about my topic in the last week or so. I have learned that plants need many things to grow, such as clean soil, water, and usually sunlight. I have also gotten the chance to research plants that grow better in the dark. I am not planting these types of plants, so I can actually learn better by my own experience. This is a link to how I want to have my project set up.

I have learned that I am fairly good at research, but I am slow. I need to work on becoming faster at sorting through pages to find the best information for my project that will help me. I have learned that I can remember the information pretty fast.

I have had some trouble getting parts of my website set up. My website looks pretty sloppy right now, but I will post a link to it later when it looks cleaner and is set up how I want it.

I want to be able to start planting my plants soon. I can see myself having them planted by the end of this week. I want to have them planted soon, because I want to be able to see my results before the school year is over. Within the next few weeks, I want to be able to see the progress and differences between the types of plants.

via Nao Iizuka

via Nao Iizuka

Iowa Lakes Community College

via Denise Krebs

via Denise Krebs

I went to Iowa Lakes Community College last Thursday. I really liked going there, because I got to see all of the different opportunities they have there. I got to see their early childhood education department. That was really cool to see, because I want to be a kindergarten teacher when I’m older.

I could see myself maybe going to school there. They have a good education department, so that is a plus. The college is near Okoboji, so I could see my family a lot since they are there a lot.

I was surprised by how many different departments they have there. We got to see the education, mechanics, restaurant management, and agriculture departments. The farm was also pretty cool. They had a lot of cows and pigs at the farm. We couldn’t see the pigs, because there is a risk of disease for the pigs if too many people are in and out of their area all of the time.

My friend Mckayla and I had a good time there. It was pretty funny. We were laughing almost the whole time, because she tripped and I saved her. I caught her with my arm, which she clawed when I caught her. It was really funny. We could not stop laughing the whole rest of the trip and the bus ride back.

 

Genius Hour

My Genius Hour project is to see how well plants grow in sunlight versus dark areas. I decided to work on this, because it is interesting to me and it will help me learn more about plants. I like science, so this will also allow me to do more work with science. My goals for this project are to see how plants grow better in certain places (sunlight or dark.) I also want to know why plants grow better in certain places. I want to see if different amounts of water affect the growth of both plants. I want to know if different types of plants grow better in sunlight or dark. I want to learn these things, because it will help myself and others learn more about how things grow and why. I also want to learn these things, because I like to do experiments and these types of things. I will know that I have reached my goals when I have learned more about how plants grow. I will also know that I have reached my goals when I am able to explain my research and experiment in general. I will be able to show the difference between the plants at the end of Genius Hour.

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