Lander, R. M., & Calie, P. J. (2017). Exploring Inquiry: Household Chemicals and Their Impact on Seed Germination and Plant Growth. American Biology Teacher, 79(5), 407-409. doi:10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.407
Exploring Inquiry: Household Chemicals and Their Impact on Seed Germination and Plant Growth
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.
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