Live Ecology Talk: Episode 3 – Experiments

Live Ecology Talks
Episode 3: Experiments

packet of bean seeds
The seeds used in this trial.

How do you design an experiment to test your ideas!? We look at what an experiment is, how to design one and what you need to know before you start. We break down the word hypothesis and theory (in science there is fact, hypothesis, theory and law). Today we trial two experiments: bees and their preference for flower colour; and the germination and growth rates of beans in soil, compost and coffee mix. You can do these yourself at home!

Details on how to conduct the experiment are below!  Click to expand, feel free to save or share!

home experiment bean bees details

The resulting time lapse video is also below!

This session is broken down into:
00:00 – Waiting for people to join/getting the snake out
03:06 – Introduction: Experiments & Design
13:30 – Bees & Flower Colour Preference
20:15 – Beans: Germination & Growth Trials
40:05 – Experiment Summary & Bee/Garden Check
46:23 – Episode 1 Research Task Answer & Question Time

Live Ecology Talks: Ep 3 - Experiments

Time Lapse: Been Seedling Germination & Growth

Leave a Reply

Upcoming Tours

About Us

We honestly believe our tours are some of the best tours in Australia! Our Cape York and Gulf Savannah tours are extensively researched and field tested to bring you the best tours you could imagine! We are adventurers and travellers at heart but also perfectionists, and we want you have to have the holiday of a lifetime! They are relaxed tours, not tick-n-flick! We believe these tours are the most comprehensive, best value tours for all of these regions. I’ll buy you a coldy if I’m wrong!

Our tours are camping  orientated to be more authentic and our camp gear is high quality. Our tour trucks, ‘Zeus’ & ‘Herc’, are equipped with comfy seats, fridges and powerful AC! We are super excited with the tours we’ve produced for 2023 & we can’t wait to share the adventure with you! We aim to make our tours senior friendly and we craft each tour with that in mind!

We also run leadership development camps for youth, speak in schools and do photography tours and lessons. Customised bookings, bus hire and bucks & hens parties are also welcome!

Subscribe For Tour Updates
First Name*
Last Name*