Chia Seed Lab Project
By: Joey Stellato and Caroline Weidman
Purpose of doing the lab?
Why did we choose this specific project?
If we put the 4th amount (100%) of Gatorade in the cup with seeds, then the seeds will grow the tallest because it will have more added sugars and electrolytes than the others, which will help the plants grow taller and quicker.
Control variable: Same soil, sunlight, and amount of liquid
Independent variable: What amount of Gatorade we use
Dependent variable: How much the chia seeds grow (cm)Extraneous variable: How much sunlight comes through each day, amount of nutrients in the soil, if the chia seed could be a “dud”
Get 4 cups
Fill each cup with soil
Bury 5 chia seeds in each cup, 1 centimeter down
Water each day with 4 different amounts of gatorade and water adding up to 1 teaspoons each day. 1st amount: 100% tap water, 2nd amount: 25% Gatorade, 3rd amount: 50% Gatorade, and 4th amount: 100% Gatorade
Place all cups under a grow light shelf
Measure plants each day (cm) and record