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Kyree Harmon Marie

Kyree Harmon

Marie Sager

Jennifer Bonczar

 

Our team made an expedition to planet Farther to classify different kinds of plant life. Based on our observations, we developed a working definition of a "plant" as they exist on planet Farther. A plant is or contains green parts, meets with the ground, and is stationary in the sense that it does not move on its own accord. On planet Farther we observed five different types of plants, some of which we were able to further categorize into subtypes using our own classification system. We named the types A, B, C, D, and E. We observed Type A plants to be tall with a thick, central, tubular core from which other smaller tubes extended and green things hung. The rest of the plant was covered with a brown, rough,outer coating. Within type A we noticed 2 varieties of the green things, one being thin, lightly colored, and serrated and the other being wider, darker, and wavy edged. Type B plants were medium masses of green needles attached to a smaller and less visible rough, brown structure. Type C was short and entirely green including a green tubular core that appeared to extend into the ground. The ends of the plants had different shapes not unlike the green shapes that hung from type A plants. There were, again, observable varieties. Type D plants were the most abundant of the five. They were freestanding strips that were low to the ground. Though we observed three varieties of type D, all were relatively small, thin, and flexible. The differences lay in the width, height, and color of the strips. Lastly, we observed type E, which did not share many characteristics with the other plants we had observed and was seemingly more difficult to classify. Type E was carpetlike and minute in size. Upon close inspection, they had qualities resemblant of the hanging green things, just on an incredibly smaller scale. Overall, we classified each using the following system where plant is the most general category:

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