Chia Seed Lab Results
By Chris Guy and Matthew Ghanayem
Chia Seed Growth in different substances
Dependent: height of chia plants in centimeters
Control: amount of water, same lighting, same amount of starting seeds, same amount of substance (soil, fertilizer, pea pebbles).
Extraneous: Distribution of nutrients/water (not every seed is created equal genetically), distance of plants from the sun.
Experimental: Pea pebbles and fertilizer
take 3 small plates and spread fertilizer, soil, and pea pebbles evenly across the surface in a thin layer (height of the dish).
Evenly divide the chia seeds you are given into three piles. Then take each pile and sprinkle the seeds into each plate (1 pile per plate). Note: leave a little space in between each chia seed.
Evenly water each plate with 50 ml of water.
Observe each plate and record your observations.
Water each plate with 50 ml of water each day. If the plants seem underwatered, water each plate with 75 ml a day. After you water the plates each day, make observations of each plate and record your observations.
- Keep doing step 5 every day until you want to end the experiment (I suggest ending it at around 1-2 weeks).