Memorial JHS Students Explore Plant Growth

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As a final assignment to a chapter on agriculture, Angela Trager’s ninth-grade AP Human Geography class at Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School is conducting an experiment to determine whether plants grow better in a greenhouse.

The students created a mini-greenhouse, answered prediction questions and are using observation journals to record comparisons between a greenhouse plant and one that is in a classroom planter. The students also completed an article analysis assignment on the pros and cons of greenhouses. At the conclusion of the study, the class will review their findings through reflection questions.