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  • Vertical Aeroponic system Blog Post #3

    Posted by Katrina Wedel on 3/13/2020 1:45:00 PM

    This is Katrina and Kristin, back with another blog post. So far with our system, we have almost put it all together. We have acquired our PVC pipe, and have made the slits for the net pots. We have also found a ten gallon reservoir for our water. The water will go through a pump and up a pipe that has holes in it causing the water to spread on the roots as it flows. The water will hold all the needed nutrients for our plants.

    One of the plants we are growing is the swiss chard. To grow it requires nitrogen fertilizer, and needs to stay watered so it does not get dried out. It also requires warm temperatures. It requires well-drained soil which means that the water drains and not puddles or pooling. So, putting into the vertical aeroponics system will be great since the water won’t be pooling or puddling at the plant’s roots. The outputs of the swiss chard is pollen, and also oxygen. The stage of growth for swiss chard starts with a seed and grows into small, green flowers on top of a flowering stem. The flowers contain both types of reproductive organs. Many plants can reproduce through both sexual and asexual means. Asexual is taking multicellular structures from a parent plant and developing them into individuals identical to the parent plants without the fusion of gametes. Sexual reproduction produces seeds when two cells, each with half of the DNA needed, combine, they create a zygote. The male part is the pollen and the female is the ovules. Stages of plant growth for swiss chard

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  • Minecraft Earth Science

    Posted by Forrest Walker on 3/13/2020 1:25:00 PM

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  • Abbigail and Megan Blog 3

    Posted by Megan Pfeil and Abbigail McIntyre on 3/13/2020

    We are two 9th grade students, Abbigail McIntyre and Megan Pfeil, from Fulton High School. We are continuing the hydroponics system that we had taken over. We had noticed the roots that started sprouting have recently died. We also have seen algae start growing. We have been trying a few things to try preventing it from growing any more. We first tried limiting the amount of sunlight. When doing this we have been thinking that when we limited the amount of sunlight, that was probably the reason for the plants to die. We put our system back into full sunlight, changed the water and cleaned out our water container. We are now thinking about placing some foil over our vermiculite where the Cabbage isn’t at to limit the algae growth. We also are thinking about covering the water so that algae doesn’t grow in the water container. We are changing the water again on March 13th because we won’t be able to change or check up on our system for the next three weeks. We are hoping that the foil will work so the algae don’t continue to grow. We haven’t found any more problems with our system other than the plants dying and the algae growing. 

     

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  • Aeroponics K&E 3

    Posted by Kyle Chokas on 3/13/2020

    This is the update for week three. So this week, the rest of our tomatoes sprouted and will be ready for cloning soon. I’m unsure if this was covered in the last post, but we also planted squash in the system by putting the seeds directly into the small plant cups. Within the week, the seeds began to sprout. The squash plant has completely broken from the shell of the seed and the roots are around an inch long. We also attempted to grow corn, but it did not work out and the corn did not blossom properly. Our plants exhibit early developement and are nearing growth in both directions. 

    So far, our Aeroponics system is doing well. We’ve managed to keep the squash alive and the plants are thriving. We’ve added the proteins to the water and after the three week break, we’re going to changed out the water and add more. 

    One major concern I have with the Coronavirus break is how will our planes thrive without care for three weeks? The plants in the aeroponics system should be fine, but I’m mainly worried about the progress of our tomato plants that will be used for cloning. Fingers crossed that they all do well.

    Have a nice day, 

    Kyle and Elijha

     

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  • Emilie and Macey's Super Awesome Aquaponics Adventure

    Posted by Emilie Buscemi and Macey Vandervest on 3/13/2020

    Welcome back! On March 4, we had transferred only one koi into our aquaponics system. We had come back to check on it, Tuesday, March 10, and sadly, the koi had died due to lack of filtration in the system.Dead Mr. Koi Fishie :( On another note, our cucumbers are starting to sprout in the vermiculite, some have been transferred into soil to continue growing. We are doing this as a test to see how well they will grow.Baby Little Plants :) We still have no other mint or lavender starting to grow yet, but we’re waiting for a few more days, maybe weeks, to make sure the seeds aren’t dead. These plants all require water, sunlight, air, and soil. Our cucumbers exhibit these characteristics through their life cycle; Life of a Cucumber :) They are in pots in the greenhouse, next to the windows, to be sure that they get as much sunlight as possible. These are our only updates currently, but we are still doing research to figure out why our filter stopped working. 



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  • Zach and Billys 3rd blog post

    Posted by William Mayer on 3/13/2020

    Billy Mayer and Zach saller back for our 3rd blong post plants are just like humans they need food,water,sunlight to grow a lot of plants carry water up there roots into the leaves and back down to the roots kind of like humans and there vaines. the stages that they exhibit is they starts at seeds then the seeds germenate next they start to grow. then they reproduce then pollinate then lastly the seeds spread and make more seeds. the changes that have taken place since our last blog post our cabbage have grew like 2 inches taller from our 1st blog post 

     
     

     

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  • #Z&D Aeroponics System Blog Post #3

    Posted by Destiny Burgess on 3/13/2020

    ZD CORN CYCLE What do plants require for growth? 

    There are five things that plants need and require to grow; Sunlight, nutrients, water, air, and the proper temperature to sustain life. Plants absorb water and nutrients through their roots from the mist that is prayed onto them. Keeping the temperature from getting too high is very important because plants can easily die and welt if exposed to high temperatures and dehydration. Providing the plants with nutrients allow the plants to obtain growth and continue with their growing cycle. Having enough sunlight gives plants extra nutrients, and having air allows the plants to breathe and live. 

     

    A corns life cycle includes: 

    1. Seeds 
    2. Germination
    3. Sprout
    4. Seeding
    5. Flower
    6. Plant With Cob
    7. Corn With Seeds

     

    We believe that our corn is currently between sprout and seeding cycle. It has grown extremely fast and we believe that it has shown great success in our Aeroponics system. We hope for more growth and progress in the corn currently in our cycle. We also plan to continue to learn about this species of plant and understand the needs of it.

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  • Aeroponics K&E 3

    Posted by Kyle Chokas on 3/13/2020

    kyleeliimag3 Aeroponics Blog Post Update:

    This is the update for week three. So this week, the rest of our tomatoes sprouted and will be ready for cloning soon. I’m unsure if this was covered in the last post, but we also planted squash in the system by putting the seeds directly into the small plant cups. 

    Within the week, the seeds began to sprout. The squash plant has completely broken from the shell of the seed and the roots are around an inch long. We also attempted to grow corn, but it did not work out and the corn did not blossom properly. Our plants exhibit early development and are nearing growth in both directions. 

    So far, our Aeroponics system is doing well. We’ve managed to keep the squash alive and the plants are thriving. We’ve added the proteins to the water and after the three-week break, we’re going to change out the water and add more. 

    One major concern I have with the Coronavirus break is how will our planes thrive without care for three weeks? The plants in the aeroponics system should be fine, but I’m mainly worried about the progress of our tomato plants that will be used for cloning. Fingers crossed that they all do well.

    Have a nice day, and remember to stay healthy and safe. Sanitize your hands, drink plenty of water, and cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm.

    Elijah and Kyle 

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  • A&E Blog

    Posted by Emily Henry and Avery Walden on 3/12/2020 12:05:00 AM

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    Hydroponics update:

    As of March 10, most of our plants are in the vegetative phase. At this time nitrogen is key because it is an important component in chlorophyll which is the green pigment in the plant, which makes it critical that all of the plant’s energy is focused on growing stems and leaves. 

    Now that they are in the vegetative stage, these plants need nutrients such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, which are in the air and water that is supplied to the plants. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are also needed for our plant’s growth but since these elements are found in soil, we have to come up with a mixture to put into the water that is supplied to the plants. 

    For our Chinese cabbage, the growth process takes about 50-80 days for it to be ready to harvest. It took about 2 weeks for them to sprout and grow large enough for us to transplant them into the hydroponics system. 

    Since the last blog post, we have added Chinese cabbage and we are waiting to transplant the purple cabbage into the system. Few of our plants have begun flowering while the rest of the plants are still budding or vegetating. 

    We started our system with a nice deep clean and then added in already sprouted plants. We now have added plants, taken out plants, and planted and grown our own plants. 

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  • Ali, Elizabeth, and Abby's Aquaponics system

    Posted by Elizabeth Sheahan on 3/11/2020 2:45:00 PM

    Sheaeitrn Elizabeth Sheahan, Ali Salogar, and Abby Warnke

    Earth Science

    Mr. Winsor 

    13 March  2020

    We are currently replanting our crops because we drowned them. We have decided to replant the plants in the dirt this time instead of vermiculite. We are also now only growing 1 type of morning glory called Heavenly Blues. We are also going to grow tomatoes as well. The morning glories require water once every week, a moderate amount of sunlight, and they can grow in warmish temperatures (around 60-64 degrees Fahrenheit). Our tomatoes need water every week to week and a half, sunlight, fairly warm temperatures (around 55 degrees Fahrenheit), and once they begin to grow larger they are going to need rope to grow up. Our plants don’t show any stages of development because we have just replanted them. The tomatoes have about 5 stages in their growth cycle. They include seed, seedling, mother plant, flower plant, and finally the tomato plant itself. Morning glories are annual so they come back every year that’s how they reproduce. Tomatoes reproduce sexually so before the tomatoes become a tomato plant they are a flower and once they are mature enough, the pollen from the flower fertilizes the eggs in the flower which creates a seed, and then the process starts all over. Tomatoes can only reproduce sexually. We will continue to update you on the growth of plants. 

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