S1E68 CUBE Chatshaala: Exploring New ways of Learning

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Timing:5.30 pm to 9.00 pm
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CUBE Chatshaala on 22nd August 2020.

The objective of the experiment with the plant model Cardamine is clearly depicted in this image of the whiteboard.
The setup of the actual experiment is described. We have control and test along with replicas. This experiment is just a week old and is being carried out by CUBist from Kerala in collaboration with CUBE Mumbai.

The observations from the experiment as being described in this image. We can see, there are three different setups here; seeds with moist tissue paper+tap water, moist tissue paper+ice cold water and just tap water. The observations have been made on the basis of the morphology of the seeds and the expectations are made in terms of rate of germination of the Cardamine seeds in different setups.

The expectations have been elaborated in this photograph and observations are being made daily so that the slightest of change in morphology can be covered. The number of seeds in each petriplate has also been written and we see that in one of the plates, the seeds have germinated as plumule and radicle (indicators of germination) was observed.

This is the setup of the experiment being conducted by CUBist from Ranchi. This setup is the same as the one used by CUBist collaborators from CUBE Kerala and Mumbai. Just an addition of one more medium here; the garden soil and moist tissue paper is being replaced by moist cotton.
One may wonder, “why wasn’t garden soil used in the earlier two setups?”
Observations and expectations (on the basis of germination of seeds) have been described in here along with quoting the date of the seeds.

(Description of each whiteboard picture by @drishtantmkawale)

28 CUBists from 26 centres joined the webinar.

Breach Candy, South Mumbai: Arunan MC
Ghatkopar, Mumbai: Aashutosh Mule
Varkala, Kerala: Aavani RG
Mumbai, Maharashtra: Abhijeet Singh
Muvattapuzha, Kerala: Abhijith Vinod
Thane, Maharashtra: Anshu Kadam
Kozhikode, Kerala: Arunima Kunju
Thriprayar, Kerala: Aswathy Suresh
Nerul, Navi Mumbai: Drishtant M Kawale
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh: Hina Mudgal
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi: Kanishka Parashar
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh: Kiran Yadav
Bhind, MP: Komal Suman Singh
Patna, Bihar: Kriti
Dumka, Jharkhand: Kshipra
Kurla, Mumbai: Leena Nair
Powai, Mumbai: Lydia Mathew
Byculla, Mumbai: Nazish Kaunchale
Mulund, Mumbai: Omkar Badnale
DSC, Delhi: P. Chitralekha
Morabadi, Ranchi: Rechel Tirkey
Mira Road, Mumbai: Sana Jalili
ANDC, Delhi: Sarita Kumar
Morabadi, Ranchi: Shalini Lal
Patna, Bihar: Shalu Sinha
Thanniam, Kerala: Sidhy PP
Mangalore, Karnataka: SK Pinto
Sonari, Assam: Susanta Tanti


Regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana seed dormancy and germination by 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid.
Anuja Dave et al., April 2016,

Seeing an Indian name in a research paper/journal about a model which is being developed in CUBE is a fact for appreciation.

The above paper (on Arabidopsis thaliana) was quoted in Today’s ChatShaala with reference to the cold-water treatment of the Cardamine seeds.