Friday, January 16, 2009

Is Anything Alive: Day 3

Today we made our final observations with our vials and discovered there was a lot more going on than we thought.

One of the biggest discoveries we made was that substance E (shrimp eggs), started moving. Its very hard to see but if you look closely you can see the eggs move a little in the video above.

Also our radish seeds started to sprout more and more today.

Throughout the past three days, we have been able to discover the identities of these materials and we have also found out which at living and which are not. More important we have found out that certain materials have to be in the appropriate environment to grow. Here are our final conclusions:
A. Red Sand - Nonliving in all liquids
B. Yeast - Only living in sugar water, sugar provides food for yeast to live
C. Poly Crystals - Nonliving in all substances, they do not consume, they absorb
D. Radish Seeds - Living in all liquids
E. Brine Shrimp Eggs - Living only in salt water

Mr. McClung

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