Ask questions about projects relating to: biology, biochemistry, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology/toxicology, zoology, human behavior, archeology, anthropology, political science, sociology, geology, environmental science, oceanography, seismology, weather, or atmosphere.

Moderators: MelissaB, kgudger, Ray Trent, Moderators


Postby sfradav » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:40 pm

My son is doing a science project titled " What is inside a seed?" It is a very interesting title as he is learning something new. The problem that he is running into is the experiment portion. He does not know what he should do. He decided to germinate kidney beans. But I am not sure if he is heading down the right path. Does this answer the question of what is inside a seed?
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:42 pm
Occupation: Parent
Project Question: What is inside a seed
Project Due Date: 1/19/13
Project Status: I am conducting my experiment

Re: Seeds

Postby donnahardy2 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:25 am


Welcome to Science Buddies.

Your son needs to ask a question that can be answered by doing a controlled experiment. Here is a basic project on seed germination that your son can adapt to discover something new. There are several possible independent variables listed in the abstract that could be tested. Your son should pick just one topic (temperature, etc.) and repeat the experiment to obtain duplicate results. ... p028.shtml

And, there are lots of other plant biology experiments to choose from, but with your time deadline, I think that measuring the time to germination is probably the best choice. ... logy.shtml

Please post again if you have more questions.

Donna Hardy
Posts: 2230
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:45 pm

Return to Grades 6-8: Life, Earth, and Social Sciences

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest