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Title

Exploring Inquiry: Household Chemicals and Their Impact on Seed Germination and Plant Growth

Department

Biological Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2017

Abstract

We outline a set of experiments that engage students in testing the effects of readily available household chemicals on maize seed germination and shoot growth, with three alcohols as examples. Proposing possible experimental outcomes, exposure to quantitative approaches, data recording, and the statistical analysis of data provide students with an experience that reflects the nature of modern scientific investigation.

Journal Title

American Biology Teacher

Journal Volume

79

Journal Issue

5

Article Starting Page

407

Article Ending Page

409