Chia Seed Lab
By Will Fulton and Carrie Gorman
Experimental/Independent Variable: Time seeds spend in water before being planted.
Dependent Variable: Speed in which the plant grows. Will be measured daily.
Control Variables: Light, time planted, amount of seeds planted in each cup.
Extraneous Variable: Sunlight throughout the day.
Results So Far
“Chia requires full sun, good drainage and only enough water to become established. Do not plant chia near lawns and other plants that require frequent watering.”
“Chia is quite drought tolerant. The plants will tolerate some moisture during the growing period but should not be watered frequently.”
- “Reduce watering frequency after the seedlings emerge.”