Sixth graders at Magnolia Bend Academy took their science class out of the classroom and into nature. They studied tropisms.
Tropisms looks at how plants respond to different conditions. The students saw phototropism as plants respond to light. Thigmatropism is the response to touch. And they looked at roots going down which is geotropism.
The school said, “We found an example of each but didn’t have a pond to find hydrotropism.” Hydrotropism is the growth or turning of plant roots toward or away from moisture, according to Oxford Languages.
The school did issue a “big thank you to Hall Moran for gathering us this local water sample for our Biology and Life Science classes.” Students will begin to study a closed ecosystem during the semester to see all of the organisms living in it.
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