Question/Aim How do different liquids effect plant (Pansies) growth.
Hypothesis Soft drinks: The leaves will fall of the plant will die. Bathroom Concoction: Everything will shrivel up, fall off and die. Sea Water: Plant will die quite slowly. Rain water: Plant will live happily and NOT die. Tap Water: Plant will die quite slowly and flowers will change colour.
Test Feed pansies 6 teaspoons of certain liquid per day at around 5:00 p.m & take photo of (LABLED) plant, for one week.
Equipment Teaspoons (1 each=6) Soft drinks Bathroom Concoction Tap Water Sea Water Rain Water (225 Ml per liquid) Pansies (one per person=6) Ice cream containers (one per person)
Results Tuesday- (Start of Experiment) - One flower is looking ill but the rest is OK including the leaves and roots. Wednesday- Same as yesterday, except a few leaves which have fallen off and crumpled up and a flower thats dying. Thursday- Like yesterday, except that some leaves near the soil are dead and the flower that was dying is now dead. Friday- 2nd flower beggining to die. (seawater seems to effect flowers), Leaves are starting to turn yellow and gold. Saturday- 2nd flower dead and some leaves are also dead. My theory: this species of plant probably dislikes seawater, because Pansies usually arent found planted near the ocean). Sunday- Same as Yesterday but as I was inspecting the plant I found a leaf that had a part of it that was Transpareable-ish gray. Monday- All of the other alive flowers have their petals curling inwards. Leaves as green as ever.
Results Pictures Day Two Day Three Day SevenDay One Da y Five Da y SixDay Four
Plant TablePlant: Score: Final Score:Tap water 5g p+5w p+4c p 14 pRainwater 3g p+4w p+3c p 10pSea Water 5g p+3w p+3c p 11pSoap Soup 0g p+0w p+0c p 0pCoca Cola 4g p+4w p+4c p 12p 47p
Plant Graph & Facts Median=11 p Mean=9.4 or 9 Mode=NONE Range=14
Variables It would’ve been more exact if we watered them in the same place so that the temperatures and amount of sunlight would’ve been the same. It also could’ve been better if all the plants were the same kind.
How this relates to Sharing The Planet This can relate to sharing the planet by Humans intervening and watering plants with a new man-made formula or liquid,and cause a positivity, and help try and make up for all of the negative things humans have done to all kinds of vegetation.
Conclusion The best choice out of these for Pansies is Tap water and if your pipes break your Pansies wont last a full week!
Application Maybe for when a scientist wants to get plants to reproduce faster like rainforest trees because people are chopping them down too fast for them to reproduce again, they could try and make a liquid for the tree, shrub etc, that theyre trying to preserve and that liquid would help it produce better or faster resources. E.g: wood, fruit, vegetables etc.
Bibliography/Sources Graph was made at: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/create .