Italy - Our small greenhouse

  • February 25th, 2019

    We set up our first experiment in the small greenhouse.

    It is a simple experiment!

    1) Does the light affect plant stem elongation?

    2) Does the light affect the leaf colour?

    We will use 8 basil plants. As you can see in the pictures, four of them will be exposed to the light, whereas the others will be under a small box, without light. We made just a small hole on the box. This is to verify if stem will grow up towards the hole. 

    Setting up the experiment...

    Here a file that we will use to take note of stem measurements.


    February 28th, 2019

    Miriam, Laura and the teacher Cristiana Piampiano wrote a clear document on how to water our basil plants.


    March 4th, 2019

    Pupils measured basil stems and took pictures of basil leaves. Can you see the difference between the leaves exposed to light and those in the dark?

    March 11th, 2019

    Poor the plants without light!!! At the end of the week, we will analyze data from the experiment.

    March 15th, 2019

    Basil plants were used to carry out an experiment: chlorophyll and carotenoids extraction! Then we used the leaves to prepare "pasta col pesto"!!!

    Next week we will set up a new experiment using potatoes and we will analyze data of the basil stem elongation experiment.

    March 18th, 2019

    A new experiment was set up in our small greenhouse! What is it? Wait for details... They seem potatoes.

    March 22th, 2019

    Class 3D carried out the t-Student Test for the stem elongation experiment!

    Statistical analysis

    March 26th, 2019

    Our potatoes are sprouting... The first picture refers to potatoes in the light, whereas the second one refers to potatoes in the dark. Do you see any difference?

    April 1st, 2019

    Today, do you see any difference?

    April 3dt, 2019

    Potatoes plants are fast growing...

    April 5th, 2019

    Next week the experiment will end...

    April 17th, 2019

    Potato plants are now planted...

    Here Mattia Strati and his plant!

    Mattia planted the potato grown without light together with his neighbor! Will the plant recover chlorophyll? We will see...

    Look at the video

    April 22nd, 2019

    Mattia Strati sent us a picture of the potato plant. The chlorophyll has been recovered and the plant is great!

    May 1st, 2019

    Mattia Radicchi sent us this beautiful picture of his potato plant!

    May 8th, 2019

    Ginevra Zia sent us a picture of a plant that she is taking care of!

    May 22nd, 2019

    Jasmine Dhahri sent us a picture of her potato plant!

    June 7th, 2019

    Raul De Vivo sent us a picture of his potato plant!

    July 9th, 2019

    Mattia Strati sent us this picture... His potato plant yield seems very good! Did he eat them? We will ask him...