The purpose of this lab is to provide an ongoing experience for students to follow the growth of their very own plant. Students will take ownership of a plant after planting has taken place will have responsibility of measuring, counting, and taking care of the plants needs. The lab strikes a healthy balance between hands-on and directed taking place over a 30-35 day cycle of growth.
As students take care of their plant, they will look to measure plant height and leaf count, ultimately ending in graphing and analyzing their results after the four to five weeks.
The lab acts as a foundation for cell and plant based topics such as Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration, Plant Structure, Plant Physiology, and General Experimental Topics.