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Kendra, Ashley, and Kerlyne's Adventure on Planet Farther!

Title: Planet Farther Expedition

Purpose: To observe and find a way of classifying plant life.

From our observations, we summarized that there are 12 different types of plant life. We defined plant life as something that is green-with variation- with improbable assembly, something stationary that grows from the surface and something that needs energy with variation.

From our prior knowledge from Earth, we know that plant life is overall green. So when we spotted greenery on this planet, we summarized that it was plant life. One type of plant life we observed we categorized as 'taller plant life' and we found two forms of this type. They both consisted of a thick central tube which looked as if it was to support this plant life. One type, Type A, had skinnier tubes that branched out and upward and carried thin, glossy green and paper thin objects. The other type, Type B, had a skinnier tubes which slightly drooped and the paper thin objects were a lighter shade of green facing downward.

Then we observed two types of 'medium plant life'. Though they both had smaller spiky objects, Type A of the medium plant life was a darker shade of green and the other, Type B, was a lighter shade of green that had small, circular, red objects with a sticky substance inside.

There were a variety of different types of 'smaller plant life' that we found growing under the 'taller plant life'. These smaller plants were bunched together and were rather low to the ground. There was an abundant amount of Type A and these also had small, green, paper thin objects on them. Type B had darker, glossier green, heart shaped objects and we observed that there was only one specimen of this type found on the planet. Type C had low, flat, and wider green objects and again, we only found one of these specimens on Planet Farther.

Finally, we have the 'smallest plant life'. Type A of this type of plant life had stringy green objects and very abundant. We also observed similar form of it, but in a brownish color, which we observed was dry. In the midst of that plant life, we observed Type B which had heart shaped green objects and cohabitated with the green stringy Type A. We also found furry, long strands which weren''t as abundant as Type A or B but also seemed to cohabitate in the same area.

The different types of plant life within these categories are ultimately plants because they fit the criteria: green- with variation- with improbable assembly and they grew from the surface. We also summarized that they needed energy with variation, for some of the 'smaller plant life' grew in an area where there was no sun. Due to these findings, we were able to also note that a diverse of plant life was able to exist together on Planet Farther.


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