October 27, 2015 Observation

This week, we have a new sprout across from our other plant. The new plant is 2 cm in height. Our original plant in the soil still has two leaves. The bean on the original plant has turned brown, and there are more sprouts coming out of it. They appear to have grown quite a bit. It now measures 16cm in height. The water level has decreased .1 cm, to reach 15.4 cm. We think the water may have stayed mostly steady due to this week’s weather. It has been very cloudy and rainy, with very little sun out. There appears to be more debris in the water, because it is more cloudy than usual. The plant in the water has continued to grow, sprouting new leaves at the top of it. The snail is still at the bottom, and still dead. There is condensation both above the water and at the very top of the terrarium above the soil. photo (3)

October 20, 2015 Observation

image1This week, our plant has grown quite a bit. It now has two leaves, and is much taller. There is only one plant still in it there though. One leaf had died, and there are sprouts coming from the bean. The plant is 13.4 cm., and it grew .4 in comparison to the previous week. There is condensation still above the soil and right above the water. The plant has grown some more. The newer parts have much darker and brighter green leaves. The old part of the plant is browning and appears to be slowly dying. Our assumption from last week that our snail was deal still appears to be true. The snail is not moving, and isn’t showing any signs of life. The water does not have as many particles floating around this week, however it is still not as clear as when we first put the water. Our water level is 15.5 centimeters which is a decrease of .4 from last week.

Drawing of Terrarium
Drawing of Terrarium

October 13, 2015 Observation

This week we have one plant that has sprouted. It is about 13 centimeters and we think it is a bean plant. There are two leaves on the plant in addition to a lima bean. In the water, our plant looks like it has grown a lot. It is really green in the top with new parts. The bottom of the plant has leaves that are brownish. Our snail appears to be dead. It is not moving, and is half out of his shell. Our water level decreased .3 centimeters. There is still condensation in the in the top and bottom of the bottles. We do not see any of the Daphnia. photo 1 (4) photo 2 (4)

October 6 Observation 2

In our second observation, we have noticed that the water is not as clear as it was last week. There are particles and what appears to be algae floating around in the water. Our snail was very active and stuck to the side of the bottle. We cannot find the Daphnia in the bottle, but the water is so dirty it would be hard to see them. There is some condensation above the water line and in the top of the bottle above the dirt. We do not see any plant growth yet. The tips of our plant in the water are not as green as they were last week. Observation 3 DirtObservation 2 Water