hydroponics science fair. big question: i’m wondering if a plant will grow without soil. i will...
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- Hydroponics Science Fair
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- Big Question: Im wondering if a plant will grow without soil. I will grow a plant with soil (plant 1), a plant without soil (plant 2), and a plant with a sponge (plant 3).
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- Hypothesis: I think that plant 1 will grow, plant 2 will not grow, and plant 3 will grow. I think this because plant 1 has lots of nutrients, plant 2 has no nutrients from soil, and plant 3 has an area were the roots can stay.
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- Facts Hydroponics comes from the Greek words hydro, water and ponos, labor. Researchers discovered in the 19th century that plants absorb essential mineral nutrients as inorganic ions in water. It is also known as soil less agriculture. If we were forced to live underground, and we had power, we could survive Almost any terrestrial plant will grow with hydroponics.
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- Materials Two pots Some grass seeds A sponge Water Soil Sun lamp Bowl
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- Experiment 1.Collect materials. 2.Get one of the pots and put seeds in soil. This is plant 1. 3.In one the pots and sprinkle some of the seeds in it with no soil. This is plant 2. 4.Sprinkle some of the last seeds inside the sponge. Then put the sponge in the bowl. This is plant 3. 5.Make sure that the sun lamp is on from when you awake to before you sleep. 6.Finally give each of the plants water and the sun lamp everyday. 7.Record what happens to the plants every day in a note book. Keep on doing this for about a week or so.
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- Control / Variables My control is plant 1 and my variables are plant 2 and 3.
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- Observations I realized that plant 2 was what I expected, but I did do some more research on hydroponics later on and learned that the seeds should have sprouted instead of only roots. Another thing I realized was that the seeds I sprinkled on top of plant 3 were growing but the ones on the inside didnt. A thing I found in the experiment was the roots under the pot.
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- Data Plant 1: Grew a lot. (Day 3) Plant 2: Germinated and had roots on the bottom of the cup, but no grass. Plant 3: Grew out of sponge. (Day 6)
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- Analysis of Data My experiment definitely tested my hypothesis and I could see the difference everyday.
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- Conclusion My hypothesis was partly correct because my hypothesis on plant 1 and 3 were correct but on plant 2 I thought that nothing would happen but the plant germinated and grew roots. I would change my experiment by adding seeds in small rocks, (like a fish tank) I would like this because you could pull the plant out and see the roots. The question I thought of was, if you were to use real sunlight will it changed the results.
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- The Following Slides are some pictures I took during my experiment
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- Plant 1
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- Plant 2
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- Plant 3
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