Aurora ag students start seed growth experiments

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Project to show importance of what plants need to grow

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  • Amber Cure (left), Brianna Havens and William Saunders make sure everything is on track before changing a few factors in their plants’ lives.
    Amber Cure (left), Brianna Havens and William Saunders make sure everything is on track before changing a few factors in their plants’ lives.
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Aurora ag students started class yesterday by planning for their latest experiment -- changing a key factor in what a plant (in this case soybeans and corn) needs to thrive. 
Some students chose to remove light, some chose to change the temperature of the locale around the growing plant and some even chose to change up what they’d be watering their plants with. 
“Last week we talked about the specific growing requirements for plants,” said ag instructor Sarah Cordonier. “After talking about each of those in detail, not only that plants need those aspects but how much, what amounts, it is important for the students to see what happens when plants do not have their needs met. The easiest -- and frankly the most fun -- way of showing students what happens when plants do not have their needs met is to have them do it!”

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