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Seed Germination Index
Additional Experiments on Seed Germination
7. Germinating and growing seedlings
1. Plant five seeds in the conditions needed for germination.
2. Record the growth of the seedling with the following information:
3. Fill in the following record sheet. Day 1 is the day the seedling first appears above the soil surface.
a) Draw a line graph of the height of the plant with time. Use the vertical axis (Y) as the height and the horizontal axis (X) as time. Label the graph.
(b) Now draw a second graph of the number of leaves with time. Use the vertical axis (Y) as the number of leaves and the horizontal axis (X) as time. Label your graph.
From graph (a) : Does the seedling grow at a steady rate?
From graph (b) : Between which days are the largest number of leaves produced?
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