All over the world farmers and gardeners grow a wide range of plants from seeds and bulbs. Some of these plants will provide food and wealth to families, other plants will look attractive in the garden and give pleasure to visitors.
Class 2 at Wood Street Primary are investigating how plants develop from seeds.
They sprinkle cress seeds over plastic cups filled with compost, then they water the seeds. Bill and Martha are members of class 2. They measure the length of their cress plants every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for four school weeks. They also write down any important observations.
Bill and Martha record their results in a table. They started their investigation on Monday of Week 1.
|Week||Day||Length of Shoot (cm)||Observations|
|1||Wednesday||0||Seed starts to swell|
|2||Monday||0.3||Shoots start to grow|
|3||Monday||2.5||Shoots much taller|
|4||Monday||3.8||Shoots lean towards the window|
|4||Friday||4.6||Last day. Cress sandwiches for lunch!|
You will need to use this table to answer the next questions. Remember, you can always use HELP to see the table again.