But I have grown both corn and beans before so I know how not to drown my plants. I kept my paper towel moist the whole time and made sure not to have any standing water at the bottom of the cup. In the end, my plants grew very well and I had no problems whatsoever.
I did my experiment at my house so There were a couple of differences between me and the rest of the class. For one I used different water then everyone elts, the water came to from my sistern so I'm not sure what's in it. But we don't drink it because it tastes like rusty metal. Two my house is higher up then the school so it's a little bit colder and that may be having an effect on my plants. Three the cup is growing them in may be in a window but the sunlight may be being shaded from shining directly on my plant.
Why did we do this:
This experiment we did is a very elementary but our observations had to be 10th-grade work. The main experiment was to compare corn and mung beans but I lost my corn seed and could only use the mung beans. But the reason we did this project was to help us understand how to take care of a plant. For example not drowning the seed but also keeping the paper towel moist. So this miny project was really just for some of the kids to become familiar with plants.
From what I could tell the main reason was to have us find out if they were monocots or dicots. We did this by observing our plants as they were growing and looking for parts of the plant that directly associate with monocot or dicot. Now, that's the main question and were supposed to show what happens in the experiment with these observations.
Initially, I predicted that the mung bean was I dicot and the corn was a monocot to figure out whether that was true or not I used a couple of tricks. All plants have a beginning leaf called a cotyledon monocots to have one cotyledon dicots have two. monocots have fibrous roots but dicots have tap roots. The corn is a monocot and the mung bean is a dicot.